[roh-lok; for 3 also Nautical rol-uh k, ruhl-]
Also rollock (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of rowlock
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Examples from the Web for rowlock
Then, without any command, you will ship the oar; in other words, drop the loom into the rowlock.
Not one failed to ship his oar, or drop it into the rowlock.
She now took the other oar from the rowlock, and was about to rise, when the bishop shouted to her.The Associate Hermits
Frank R. Stockton
The tongues are in glass jars which you can break with a stone or a rowlock.Priscilla's Spies
George A. Birmingham
Tie your handkerchief round that rowlock, and I'll tie mine round this.Christopher Quarles
Percy James Brebner
- a swivelling device attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds an oar in place and acts as a fulcrum during rowingUsual US and Canadian word: oarlock
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