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oar / ôr/ • n. a pole with a flat blade, pivoting in an oar lock, used to row or steer a boat through the water. ∎  a rower. • v. [tr.] row; propel with or as with oars: oaring the sea like madmen | [intr.] oaring through the weeds. ∎  move (something, esp. the hands) like oars: her slender arms oaring the air. PHRASES: put in one's oar inf. give an opinion without being asked. rest on one's oars relax one's efforts.DERIVATIVES: oar·less adj.

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oar OE. ār = ON. ár :- Gmc. *airō.
Hence oarlock OE. ārloc; see ROWLOCK.

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OAr Old Arabic