[awrz-muh n, ohrz-]

noun, plural oars·men.

a person who rows a boat, especially a racing boat; rower.


Origin of oarsman

First recorded in 1695–1705; oar + 's1 + -man
Related formsoars·man·ship, noun
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noun plural -men

a man who rows, esp one who rows in a racing boat
Derived Formsoarsmanship, noun
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