oar definition, meaning - what is oar in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “oar”

See all translations

oar

noun [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.
Compare
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…
(Definition of oar from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of oar?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “oar” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Rowing

“oar”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More