oarage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oar +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

oarage (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) The act of using oars; rowing.
  2. (archaic, poetic) A sweeping motion that resembles rowing.
    • 1927, C. E. Montague, Right off the Map, Doubleday, Page & Co. (1927), page 184:
      [] the oarage of the wings of a single great bird, flying high over the valley on some lonely night quest of its own, was distinct.
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  3. Equipment used for rowing.
    • 1993, H. T. Wallinga, Ships and Sea-Power Before the Great Persian War: The Ancestry of the Ancient Trireme, E. J. Brill (1993), ISBN 9004096507, page 49:
      With two banks of 13 and 12, or more probably 14 and 11, oars a side the oarage of the pentekontar took up 11.7 m or 12.6 m of its length []
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