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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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Translations of “oar”
in Arabic مِجْذاف…
in Korean 노…
in Malaysian dayung…
in French aviron, rame…
in Turkish kayık küreği…
in Italian remo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 槳, 櫓…
in Russian весло…
in Polish wiosło…
in Vietnamese mái chèo…
in Spanish remo…
in Portuguese remo…
in Thai ไม้พาย…
in German das Ruder…
in Catalan rem…
in Japanese (ボートの)オール…
in Indonesian dayung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 桨, 橹…
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