a rowboat designed for three people, one person in the middle using two oars and the other two using one oar each.
the method for rowing such a boat.
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How to use randan in a sentence
This boat put off just when we did, and when both boats reached the broad, open water, the randan proposed a race to Marlow.
It happened that while we were stopping at Cookham, a randan boat was also waiting there to start.
Then they go away, and the place keeps on the randan for weeks after.The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
Larger wherries were also built, ‘randan’ rig (for a pair of oars with a sculler amidships, or three pairs of sculls at option).Boating | W. B. Woodgate
The randan were favourites, and led; but Moulton fainted, and the four won.Boating | W. B. Woodgate
British Dictionary definitions for randan (1 of 2)
a boat rowed by three people, in which the person in the middle uses two oars and the people fore and aft use one oar each
British Dictionary definitions for randan (2 of 2)
rowdy behaviour; a spree
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