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Oar: instrument that is made up of a slightly curved blade, which is connected to a long shaft; it propels the boat.
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sculling oar rubber sheath grip blade sweep oar collar shaft blade

sculling oar click to hear : sculling oar

Short oar that is manipulated with one arm; it is used in tandem with a second rower to propel a sculling boat.

rubber sheath click to hear : rubber sheath

Plastic or rubber casing that covers and protects the shaft; the collar is mounted on it.

grip click to hear : grip

End of the oar that is gripped by the rower.

blade click to hear : blade

Larger end of the oar that is thrust into the water to propel the boat; it is often asymmetrical in order to maximize its hold in the water.

sweep oar click to hear : sweep oar

Oar that is manipulated with both arms and is used to propel a sweep boat; it is longer than a sculling oar and has a larger blade.

collar click to hear : collar

Ring that is mounted on the rubber sheath and rests on the oarlock to prevent the oar from slipping; it can be moved to change its leverage effect.

shaft click to hear : shaft

Elongated part that is usually made of wood or carbon; the blade is attached to it.

blade click to hear : blade

Larger end of the oar that is thrust into the water to propel the boat; it is often asymmetrical in order to maximize its hold in the water.