Definitions for "Oarlock"
The notch, fork, or other device on the gunwale of a boat, in which the oar rests, and that holds the oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing. Certain oarlocks are designed for use with oars having attached swivels, which insert into the oarlock and provide a firm pivot. Same as Rowlock{1}.
U-shaped, circular or other shape which holds the oar and secures it to the buoyancy tube permitting movement for rowing.
A U-shaped device on a boat's gunwale where the oar rests and swings; also called a "rowlock".