• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Oar-lock a rowlock
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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In literature:

They stood in the darkness, silent for a few minutes, listening, and caught again the rattle of oars in locks at quite a distance.
"Isle o' Dreams" by Frederick F. Moore
One of them clambered in and shipped the oars in the row-locks.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Joe wondered if he was alone, for he did not hear the noise of oars in the locks, nor did he catch the voices of the three rascals.
"Baseball Joe in the Big League" by Lester Chadwick
From the waters of the little cove came the creak of oar-locks.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
The oars were locked up in the boat-house, and Little Lasse had not noticed that the boat was empty.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
The oars bend in the row-locks.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
A boy was unfastening their boat, and he placed the oars in the locks just as the girls reached the water's edge.
"The Girl Scouts at Sea Crest" by Lillian Garis
Bagg heard Jimmie's oars rattle in the row-locks and the blades strike the water.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
There was the boat, but oars and rowlocks were safely locked up in the builder's shed.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore
We can hide the oars and oar-locks in the bushes.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
Then he could hear what he knew to be the splash of oars, and squeaking sounds of the row-locks.
"Eagles of the Sky" by Ambrose Newcomb
Dan sprang to the oars; throwing them into place in the locks, he sent the little boat through the water with long, swift strokes.
"The Battleship Boys' First Step Upward" by Frank Gee Patchin
Now came a whisper; another answered from a distance; an oar creaked in its lock.
"The Crimson Sweater" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Scud hurriedly put in the oar-locks.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
One oar rattled against its lock.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The call was heard, for the oars rested a moment in the row-locks, and then pulled in towards the island.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
No lock on the door, but I can show Olive how to jamb it with the blade of an oar.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
Near him was a rowboat, empty at the time, and with the oars in the locks.
"The Corner House Girls on a Houseboat" by Grace Brooks Hill
He had reached deep water, and was just about to strike out for the opposite shore, when his ear caught the sound of oar-locks.
"The Broncho Rider Boys with the Texas Rangers" by Frank Fowler
That part of an oar which is within the row-lock.
"The Seaman's Friend" by Richard Henry Dana