a rower's seat that rides on wheels in metal tracks fastened to the boat's frame, allowing the seat to slide back and forth, thereby tapping the rower's leg strength to maximize the stroke.
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How to use sliding seat in a sentence
Sliding on the seat had been practised long before the sliding seat was invented, but only to a modified extent.
This is practically the sort of curve described by the head or shoulders of an oarsman who rows upon a sliding seat.
As a second advantage, the sliding seat decidedly relieves the abdominal muscles and respiratory organs during the recovery.
It is often remarked that the ‘times’ performed by sliding-seat crews are not glaringly superior to those of fixed-seat annals.
The recovery on a sliding seat is not quite the counterpart of that on a fixed seat.
British Dictionary definitions for sliding seat
rowing a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke
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