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sliding seat

noun
  1. 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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Origin of sliding seat

First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for sliding seat

Historical Examples

  • 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

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