Origin of stroke oar
Examples from the Web for stroke oar
But what startled Sheldon was the sight of a woman in the stern-sheets, between the stroke-oar and the steersman.Adventure|Jack London
He is as healthy as a buffalo, as a prize-fighter, as the stroke-oar of a university boat.Smoking and Drinking|James Parton
The member pulling the stroke-oar in any club boat shall have command of the crew.Boating|W. B. Woodgate
He seemed to feel that he had the stroke-oar, and he pulled away manfully.
He was a most attractive sort—half-back at Harvard, stroke-oar and all the rest.On the Lightship|Herman Knickerbocker Viel