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rowing boat

[ roh-ing ]

noun

, British.


rowing boat

/ ˈrəʊɪŋ /

noun

  1. a small boat propelled by one or more pairs of oars Usual US and Canadian wordrowboat


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rowing boat1

First recorded in 1810–20
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Example Sentences

Not a soul did he encounter until he reached the beach, when he came upon two sailors, launching a rowing boat.

Contrary winds were subsequently encountered, and Captain Holland resolved to proceed in a rowing boat to Quebec.

Across the narrow piece of water just outside the lock was a rowing boat.

The little rowing boat, already well away on its return journey, rocked on the long waves.

They all stood together watching the long rowing boat which was coming swiftly towards them through the smooth sea.

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