• 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