oary

[ awr-ee, ohr-ee ]
/ ˈɔr i, ˈoʊr i /
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adjective Archaic.


Nearby words

  1. oarfish,
  2. oarlock,
  3. oars,
  4. oarsman,
  5. oarweed,
  6. oas,
  7. oasean,
  8. oasis,
  9. oasitic,
  10. oast

Origin of oary

First recorded in 1660–70; oar + -y1

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Examples from the Web for oary

  • Rush into the throng; by force210 Detain them of thy soothing speech, ere yet All launch their oary barks into the flood.

  • Seek the mail-arm'd multitude, by force Detain them of thy soothing speech, ere yet All launch their oary barks into the flood.