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[awrz-muh n, ohrz-]
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noun, plural oars·men.
  1. a person who rows a boat, especially a racing boat; rower.
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Origin of oarsman

First recorded in 1695–1705; oar + 's1 + -man
Related formsoars·man·ship, noun
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noun plural -men
  1. a man who rows, esp one who rows in a racing boat
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Derived Formsoarsmanship, noun
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