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pair-oar

[pair-awr, -ohr]
noun
  1. a racing shell propelled by two persons, each with one oar.
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Origin of pair-oar

First recorded in 1850–55
Related formspair-oared, adjective
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Historical Examples of pair-oar

  • The boat house was deserted, but out in mid-stream was a pair-oar and a rowboat, the latter well filled.

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • The three pair-oar boats moved off to the starting point and the crowd prepared to watch another exciting contest.

  • In a pair-oar, if either of the hands is a bad waterman, the combination will never rise above mediocrity.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • In pair-oar rowing there is needed a je-ne-sais-quoi sort of mutual concession of style.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate

  • There are challenge prizes for the house fours and for the sculling and pulling, as the pair-oar outrigger race is called.

    Boating

    W. B. Woodgate


British Dictionary definitions for pair-oar

pair-oar

noun
  1. rowing a racing shell in which two oarsmen sit one behind the other and pull one oar eachAlso called: pair Compare double scull
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