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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oar mean? 

OAR (noun)
  The noun OAR has 1 sense:

1. an implement used to propel or steer a boat

  Familiarity information: OAR used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OAR (noun)

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An implement used to propel or steer a boat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("oar" is a kind of...):

implement (instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end)

Meronyms (parts of "oar"):

blade; vane (flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "oar"):

boat paddle; paddle (a short light oar used without an oarlock to propel a canoe or small boat)

scull (each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman)

scull (a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward)

sweep; sweep oar (a long oar used in an open boat)

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