Definition of oarsman:

part of speech: noun

One who pulls at the oars; to boat the oars, to cease rowing and lay the oars in the boat; to feather the oars, to turn them edgewise as they move back to repeat the stroke; to lie on the oars, to cease pulling by merely raising them out of the water; to cease from work of any kind for a time; to rest; to muffle the oars, to wrap some soft substance around that part which rests in the row- lock to prevent noise in rowing; to unship the oars, to take them out of the rowlocks.

part of speech: noun

One who rows.

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