noun, plural oars·men.
Examples from the Web for oarsmen
The tribute was originally designed as a revenue source to pay the wages of the oarsmen who kept the Persians away.
On one of our trips our oarsmen were a little careless and we were upset.The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines|Isabel Anderson
Neither may they imitate smiths or other artificers, or oarsmen, or boatswains, or the like?The Republic|Plato
On the far towpath the idle people streamed blissfully along, marvelling at the gratuitous exertions of the oarsmen.The House by the River|A. P. Herbert
Oarsmen, gymnasts, and swimmers have far stronger muscles than men who follow less fatiguing callings.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
M. Gerbeau had taken his skiff and two oarsmen and gone in search of one of these boats, which, as he guessed, was not far away.Strange True Stories of Louisiana|George Washington Cable