Oar in a sentence

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Definition of Oar

  • An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one end and a broad blade at the other. The part which rests in the rowlock is called the loom.
  • An oarsman; a rower; as, he is a good oar.
  • An oarlike swimming organ of various invertebrates.
  • To row.
  • an implement used to propel or steer a boat

How to use oar in a sentence. Oar pronunciation.

Often, as we lay on our faces, a granite boulder, as large as a village church, would start out of the bottom apparently, and seem climbing up rapidly to the surface, till presently it threatened to touch our faces, and we could not resist the impulse to seize an oar and avert the danger.
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We could have visited that ancient and singular burg, 'Pilot-town,' which stands on stilts in the water-so they say; where nearly all communication is by skiff and canoe, even to the attending of weddings and funerals; and where the littlest boys and girls are as handy with the oar as unamphibious children are with the velocipede.
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Each squirrel had a little sack and a large oar, and spread out his tail for a sail.
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She shoved the rowboat out, and, leaping in, rowed it out into the lake with strong sweeps of the oars.
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Two pairs of oars, instead of one, were now bent to the work of towing the houseboat.
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You must keep the oars going, or the big boat will drift back into shallow water again.
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Harriet unshipped her oars and stood up in the boat.
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She had rested on the oars, and was peering over her right shoulder towards the thicket at the shore of the island.
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A sounding with the oar developed the fact that there was only about three feet of water in the stream.
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They shoved the rowboat back through the foliage by placing the oars on the bottom and pushing.
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They made better progress this way than they could have made by rowing, for the low hanging branches of the trees fouled the oars, making rowing a difficult method of travel, as they had learned when they entered the narrow little waterway.
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In the meantime Harriet and Crazy Jane were heading toward the Island of Delight, pulling at the oars with backs bent to their task.
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Harriet quickly got the rowboat and began pushing her way down through the overhanging foliage that smote her in the face with every move of the oar.
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A motor boat chugged a few times, the plash of an oar followed, then more shouts.
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Taking careful note of the entrance to their secret creek that she might recognize the spot when she returned, Harriet crept to the stern of the rowboat and using one oar as a paddle propelled the boat through the water as quietly as possible.
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Harriet finally ceased paddling and permitted her boat to drift, steering well into the shadows, hugging the shore of the island until she could touch it with an oar.
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Unless she splashed with the oar, she was reasonably certain of being able to avoid discovery.
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She collected her thoughts quickly and held her boat with the oar, for she was drifting perilously close to the launch.
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The second oar that had been laid across the seats lengthwise of the boat rolled to the other side with a rumble and a clatter that to her strained nerves sounded like thunder.
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Instead of doing so, she dipped her oars and sent the boat shooting ahead, with the water rippling away from the bows, making a noise that she feared her pursuers would hear and thus be able to locate her position accurately.
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Examples of Oar

Example #1
But the boat would float on, and the boulder descend again, and then we could see that when we had been exactly above it, it must still have been twenty or thirty feet below the surface.
Example #2
Every little pebble was distinct, every speckled trout, every hand's-breadth of sand.
Example #3
We could have done a number of other things; but on account of limited time, we went back home.
Example #4
We could have gone down to the mouth of the river and visited Captain Eads' great work, the 'jetties,' where the river has been compressed between walls, and thus deepened to twenty-six feet; but it was voted useless to go, since at this stage of the water everything would be covered up and invisible.
Example #5
They made little rafts out of twigs, and they paddled away over the water to Owl Island to gather nuts.
Example #6
They also took with them an offering of three fat mice as a present for Old Brown, and put them down upon his door-step. Then Twinkleberry and the other little squirrels each made a low bow, and said politely- "Old Mr. Brown, will you favour us with permission to gather nuts upon your island?