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oar

 
 
pronunciation:
or
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part of speech: noun
definition: a long pole that is wide and flat at one end. Oars are used to row or steer a boat.
She put the oars in the water and began to row out into the lake.
derivations: oarless (adj.), oarlike (adj.)
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The words oar, or, and ore sound alike but have different meanings.
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