- an oar mounted on a fulcrum at the stern of a small boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
- either of a pair of oars rowed by one rower.
- a boat propelled by an oar or oars.
- a light, narrow racing boat for one, two, or sometimes four rowers, each equipped with a pair of oars.
- sculls, a race involving such boats.Compare double sculls, single sculls.
verb (used with object)
- to propel or convey by means of a scull or sculls.
verb (used without object)
- to propel a boat with a scull or sculls.
- a single oar moved from side to side over the stern of a boat to propel it
- one of a pair of short-handled oars, both of which are pulled by one oarsman, esp in a racing shell
- a racing shell propelled by an oarsman or oarsmen pulling two oars
- (plural) a race between racing shells, each propelled by one, two, or four oarsmen pulling two oars
- an act, instance, period, or distance of sculling
- to propel (a boat) with a scull
n.kind of short, light, spoon-bladed oar, mid-14c., of unknown origin. The verb is from 1620s, from the noun. Related: Sculled; sculling.