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English definition of “rowlock”

rowlock

noun [C]     /ˈrɒ.lək/ /ˈrəʊ.lɒk/ US  /ˈrɑː.lək/ /ˈroʊ.lɑːk/ (US oarlock)
a U-shaped device or hole on each side of a rowing boat in which the oars (= poles with flat ends used to move a boat ) are held Parts of ships and boats
(Definition of rowlock noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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