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English definition of “oar”


noun [C]     /ɔːr/
a long pole with a wide , flat end that you use to move a boat through water Parts of ships and boatsSailing and boating
(Definition of oar noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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