an oar mounted on a fulcrum at the stern of a small boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
either of a pair of oars rowed by one rower.
to propel or convey by means of a scull or sculls.
to propel a boat with a scull or sculls.
- sculler, noun
- scull , skull
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How to use scull in a sentence
Mr. scull had just time left in this world to send for his friends, and make his will.The Chronicles of Crime or The New Newgate Calendar. v. 1/2 | Camden Pelham
How he can scull ahead at such a speed is a mystery, and at once pull back when there is danger.From the Thames to the Tiber | J. Wardle
We lurched along, my scull sometimes buried to the thwart, sometimes striking at the bubbles of a wave top.
I remember shouting to Davies once, having become aware that it was now my left scull which splashed against obstructions.
My right scull was for ever skidding on mud or weeds, and the backward suck of shoal water clogged our progress.
British Dictionary definitions for scull
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
to propel (a boat) with a scull
- sculler, noun
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