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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The oar used by the bowman.
  • One who rows at the bow of a boat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The foremost oar used in pulling a boat.
  • n. The person who pulls the bow-oar.
  • n. In a whale-boat, the oar next to the forward one.


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