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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awrz-muh n, ohrz-]
    • /ˈɔrz mən, ˈoʊrz-/
    • /ˈɔːz.mən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awrz-muh n, ohrz-]
    • /ˈɔrz mən, ˈoʊrz-/

Definitions of oarsman word

  • noun plural oarsman a person who rows a boat, especially a racing boat; rower. 1
  • noun oarsman A rower, especially as a member of a racing team. 1
  • noun oarsman male rower 1
  • noun oarsman a man who rows, esp one who rows in a racing boat 0
  • noun oarsman a person who rows, esp. one who rows a racing shell 0

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Origin of oarsman

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705; oar + 's1 + -man

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Parts of speech for Oarsman


oarsman popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 53% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oarsman usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oarsman

noun oarsman

  • rower — to propel a vessel by the leverage of an oar or the like.
  • boatman — A boatman is a man who is paid by people to take them across an area of water in a small boat, or a man who hires boats out to them for a short time.
  • ferryman — a person who owns or operates a ferry.
  • gondolier — a person who rows or poles a gondola.
  • oar — a long shaft with a broad blade at one end, used as a lever for rowing or otherwise propelling or steering a boat.

Top questions with oarsman

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