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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Oar  \Oar\,  n  [AS.  [=a]r;  akin  to  Icel.  [=a]r,  Dan.  aare,  Sw 
  [*a]ra;  perh.  akin  to  E.  row,  v.  Cf  {Rowlock}.] 
  1.  An  implement  for  impelling  a  boat,  being  a  slender  piece 
  of  timber,  usually  ash  or  spruce,  with  a  grip  or  handle  at 
  one  end  and  a  broad  blade  at  the  other  The  part  which 
  rests  in  the  rowlock  is  called  the  loom. 
  Note:  An  oar  is  a  kind  of  long  paddle,  which  swings  about  a 
  kind  of  fulcrum,  called  a  rowlock,  fixed  to  the  side  of 
  the  boat. 
  2.  An  oarsman;  a  rower;  as  he  is  a  good  oar. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  oarlike  swimming  organ  of  various 
  {Oar  cock} 
  (Zo["o]l),  the  water  rail.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  {Spoon  oar},  an  oar  having  the  blade  so  curved  as  to  afford  a 
  better  hold  upon  the  water  in  rowing. 
  {To  boat  the  oars},  to  cease  rowing,  and  lay  the  oars  in  the 
  {To  feather  the  oars}.  See  under  {Feather}.,  v.  t. 
  {To  lie  on  the  oars},  to  cease  pulling,  raising  the  oars  out 
  of  water,  but  not  boating  them  to  cease  from  work  of  any 
  kind  to  be  idle;  to  rest. 
  {To  muffle  the  oars},  to  put  something  round  that  part  which 
  rests  in  the  rowlock,  to  prevent  noise  in  rowing. 
  {To  put  in  one's  oar},  to  give  aid  or  advice;  --  commonly 
  used  of  a  person  who  obtrudes  aid  or  counsel  not  invited. 
  {To  ship  the  oars},  to  place  them  in  the  rowlocks. 
  {To  toss  the  oars},  To  peak  the  oars,  to  lift  them  from  the 
  rowlocks  and  hold  them  perpendicularly,  the  handle  resting 
  on  the  bottom  of  the  boat. 
  {To  trail  oars},  to  allow  them  to  trail  in  the  water 
  alongside  of  the  boat. 
  {To  unship  the  oars},  to  take  them  out  of  the  rowlocks. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Oar  \Oar\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Oared};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  row.  ``Oared  himself.''  --Shak. 
  Oared  with  laboring  arms.  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  implement  used  to  propel  or  steer  a  boat 

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