rowlock

[roh-lok; for 3 also Nautical rol-uh k, ruhl-]
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noun

Architecture. one of several concentric rings of masonry forming an arch.
a brick laid on edge, especially as a header.Compare soldier(def 7).
Chiefly British. oarlock.

Nearby words

  1. rowlandson,
  2. rowlandson, thomas,
  3. rowley,
  4. rowling,
  5. rowling, j. k.,
  6. rowth,
  7. roxanne,
  8. roxas,
  9. roxas y acuña,
  10. roxas, manuel

Also rollock (for defs 1, 2).

Origin of rowlock

1740–50; variant of oarlock; see row2

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British Dictionary definitions for rowlock

rowlock

noun

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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