bow oar [bou] ExamplesWord Origin noun
Origin of bow oar First recorded in 1850–55 Examples from the Web for bow oar Historical Examples of bow oar
Turning to him who pulled the bow-oar: “Stop pullin’ a bit, Tom,” said he, “stop pullin’.”
F. Colburn Adams
Amos pulled the bow-oar, and behind him was the tub with the line coiled away, and the harpoon bent on to it.
Robert Michael Ballantyne
And what a mighty cheer rang out when she drew closer, and the man at the bow-oar stood up and cried, “Thank God, all saved!”
As it drew near, the figure of the man pulling the bow-oar seemed oddly familiar to me.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Toffy rowed the bow-oar now, and Purvis, who knew every turn of the river, took the tiller-ropes.
S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan