Meaning of “oar” in the English Dictionary

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"oar" in British English

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oarnoun [ C ]

uk /ɔːr/ us /ɔːr/

a long pole with a wide, flat part at one end, used for rowing a boat:

a pair of oars
She dipped her oars into the water and pulled.
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(Definition of “oar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oar" in American English

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oarnoun [ C ]

us /ɔr, oʊr/

a long pole with a wide, flat part at one end which is used to row a boat (= move it through water)

(Definition of “oar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)