stroke oar

  1. the oar nearest to the stern of the boat.

Origin of stroke oar

First recorded in 1825–35

Words Nearby stroke oar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stroke oar in a sentence

  • So she rowed her best and having the stroke oar, Uncle Jabez was obliged to pull his best to keep up with her.

    Ruth Fielding At College | Alice B. Emerson
  • Bill Hardy was rowing the stroke oar, and did the questioning.

    A Final Reckoning | G. A. Henty
  • The fame of the half-back and the short-stop and the stroke-oar has grown out of proportion to their real worth.

    The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey
  • First of all the professor chose Celia Prime 162 for stroke oar.

    The Girls of Central High | Gertrude W. Morrison
  • Suddenly Fisher Young, pulling the stroke oar, gave a faint scream; he was shot through the left wrist.

    Life of John Coleridge Patteson | Charlotte M. Yonge