scull

[ skuhl ]
/ skʌl /

noun

verb (used with object)

to propel or convey by means of a scull or sculls.

verb (used without object)

to propel a boat with a scull or sculls.

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Origin of scull

1300–50; Middle English sculle < ?

OTHER WORDS FROM scull

scull·er, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH scull

scull skull
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British Dictionary definitions for scull

scull
/ (skʌl) /

noun

a single oar moved from side to side over the stern of a boat to propel it
one of a pair of short-handled oars, both of which are pulled by one oarsman, esp in a racing shell
a racing shell propelled by an oarsman or oarsmen pulling two oars
(plural) a race between racing shells, each propelled by one, two, or four oarsmen pulling two oars
an act, instance, period, or distance of sculling

verb

to propel (a boat) with a scull

Derived forms of scull

sculler, noun

Word Origin for scull

C14: of unknown origin
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