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.
Origin of sliding seat
First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for sliding seat
rowing a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke
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