Definition of pair-oar in English:

pair-oar

noun

  • A boat rowed with two oars.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Robert Mansfield (1824–1908), author and sportsman. From pair + oar. The attributive use may have been the earlier, thus explaining the form of the word, although compare earlier four-oar.

Pronunciation

pair-oar

/ˈpɛːrɔː/