Definition of oarlock in English:

oarlock

noun

North american
  • A rowlock.

    • ‘A wooden contraption with a sliding seat and an oarlock place at the edge of the launch.’
    • ‘And in 1970, Brown managed to ram the boat into a rock in a rapid called Unkar, splitting the hull from oarlock to oarlock.’
    • ‘Given the way my day had gone, I half expected something terrible to happen - another capsize or a broken oarlock.’
    • ‘But just as the women were about to make a move to pull even, one of the oars popped out of its oarlock.’
    • ‘In the midst of this mess, I turn to see that one of the Sequoia's oars has been wrenched out of its oarlock.’

Pronunciation:

oarlock

/ˈɔːlɒk/