Meaning of oarlock

oar•lock

Pronunciation: (ôr'lok", ōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various devices providing a pivot for an oar in rowing, esp. a swiveling, crutchlike or ringlike metal device projecting above a gunwale. Also called
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