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.

Nearby words

  1. scuffling,
  2. sculch,
  3. sculduddery,
  4. sculduggery,
  5. sculk,
  6. scullery,
  7. scullin,
  8. sculling,
  9. scullion,
  10. sculp

Origin of scull

1300–50; Middle English sculle < ?

Related formsscull·er, noun

Can be confusedscull 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 Formssculler, noun

Word Origin for scull

C14: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for scull

scull

n.

kind of short, light, spoon-bladed oar, mid-14c., of unknown origin. The verb is from 1620s, from the noun. Related: Sculled; sculling.

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