sliding seat



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.

Nearby words

  1. sliding flap,
  2. sliding friction,
  3. sliding hernia,
  4. sliding rule,
  5. sliding scale,
  6. sliding vector,
  7. slidingly,
  8. slier,
  9. sliest,
  10. slieve

Origin of sliding seat

First recorded in 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sliding seat

  • They then launch a sliding-seat Eight and practise for the Class races at the beginning of May.

    Rowing|Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  • It is often remarked that the ‘times’ performed by sliding-seat crews are not glaringly superior to those of fixed-seat annals.

    Boating|W. B. Woodgate

British Dictionary definitions for sliding seat

sliding seat


rowing a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke
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