Definition of rowing machine in US English:

rowing machine


  • An exercise machine with a sliding seat, used to strengthen the muscles used in rowing.

    • ‘All candidates will be following a special exercise programme, which involves using the rowing machine and stretching with dumb-bells.’
    • ‘He has physiotherapy twice a week and as part of his treatment he also uses the rowing machine to build up the muscles in his legs.’
    • ‘The rowing machine tells me if today's workout was a personal best.’
    • ‘Castletownshend Rowing Club have installed exercise and rowing machines in the upper floor of the Boathouse, toilets on the lower floor and are shortly to install showers.’
    • ‘Interest in the sport has grown hugely over the past couple of years as more and more people who have enjoyed getting fit on indoor rowing machines in the gym want to experience the real thing on the water.’
    • ‘He'll show you how to ride the stationary bicycle and how to row on the rowing machine.’
    • ‘The new fitness centre has 26 stations including four treadmills, four cross-trainers, bikes, upper body exercisers and rowing machines.’
    • ‘You can get just as good a workout whether you're using a treadmill, an elliptical trainer or a rowing machine, Robbins says.’
    • ‘Branch out with another sport a couple of times a week and try using a stair climber, rowing machine or cross-country ski machine to take the stress off an injured area’
    • ‘To meet demand the centre has four treadmills, eight elliptical machines, eight stationary bikes, four rowing machines, two steppers and a range of weight machines, hand weights and stability balls.’
    • ‘You don't need any expensive exercise bikes or rowing machines; the only key piece of equipment you need is a pedometer to record your daily step count.’
    • ‘The bulk of the money will go for a new treadmill, as well as exercise bikes, rowing machines and wheelchairs for use on the hospital wards.’
    • ‘The patient has no history of cardiovascular disease and regularly exercised on cycle and rowing machines.’
    • ‘We've been encouraging people to try out a triathlon on a rowing machine, exercise bike and treadmill.’
    • ‘They had a swimming pool, a hot tub and a steam room, even a mini gym with treadmills, weights and rowing machines.’
    • ‘The gym is equipped with treadmills, rowing machines, cross-trainer bicycles and all the machinery you need for a comfortable work out.’
    • ‘John's fitness regime also includes a full circuit of the gym equipment, including the leg curls, rowing machine, cycling machine and weights.’
    • ‘While the gym had two rowing machines and four exercise bikes, there was only one treadmill and no cross trainers or steppers.’
    • ‘We only had to row 500m on a rowing machine as fast as possible but I got a bit overenthusiastic on the warm up and was shattered before I'd even started the test.’
    • ‘Four indoor rowing machines have been installed at the school along with £50,000 of equipment which has been provided at the club for the children to use as they progress to learning on the water.’


rowing machine

/ˈrōiNG məˌSHēn//ˈroʊɪŋ məˌʃin/