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THOLE (thohl)

An oar holder which acts as a fulcrum when rowing

Common clues: Gunwale pin; Oar holder; Oarlock; Oar pin; Fulcrum for an oar; Boat peg; Nautical pin; Oar support; Rowboat pin

Crossword puzzle frequency: Once a year

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An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion. Oars have a flat blade at one end. The oarsmen grasp the oar at the other end. What distinguishes oars from paddles is that paddles are held by the paddler, and are not connected with the vessel. Oars generally are connected to the vessel by means of rowlocks or tholes which act as a fulcrum.

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