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oar

oar

 
 
pronunciation:
or
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long pole, broad and flat at one end, that is used to row, or sometimes steer, a boat.
definition 2: someone who rows; oarsman.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: oared, oaring, oars
definition: to use oars to propel (a boat or the like); row.
similar words:
row
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to use oars to move forward.
similar words:
row
derivations: oarless (adj.), oarlike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words oar, or, and ore sound alike but have different meanings.
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