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oar Tweet Definition of oar Like Definition of oar on Facebook
noun 
  1. An implement used to propel a boat or a ship in the water, having a flat blade at one end, being row, rowed from the other end and being normally fastened to the vessel.
     
oarsman Tweet Definition of oarsman Like Definition of oarsman on Facebook
noun (pl=oarsmen)
  1. A man who rows a boat, either alone or with others
     
offing Tweet Definition of offing Like Definition of offing on Facebook
noun 
  1. (nautical) The distance that a ship at sea keeps away from land because of navigational dangers, fog and other hazards
    • 1719: w:Daniel Defoe, Daniel Defoe, w:Robinson Crusoe, Robinson Crusoe
    • : I saw the land run out a great length into the sea, at about the distance of four or five leagues before me; and the sea being very calm, I kept a large to make this point.
      1. The distant part of the sea visible from the shore
     
ordinary seaman Tweet Definition of ordinary seaman Like Definition of ordinary seaman on Facebook
noun 
  1. the lowest grade of seaman in the merchant marine; the grade below able seaman
     
outfit Tweet Definition of outfit Like Definition of outfit on Facebook
noun 
  1. A set of clothing (with accessories).
    She wore a fashionable with matching purse and shoes.
  2. gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
  3. Any cohesive group of people; a unit; such as a military company.
  4. (informal) A business or firm.
    Should we buy it here, or do you think the across town will have a better deal?
verb (outfit, t, ed)
  1. (transitive) To provide with, usually for a specific purpose.
    "The expedition was outfitted with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
     
overreach Tweet Definition of overreach Like Definition of overreach on Facebook
noun 
  1. The act of striking the heel of the fore foot with the toe of the hind foot; -- said of horses.
verb to overreach
  1. To reach above or beyond in any direction.
  2. To deceive, or get the better of, by artifice or cunning; to outwit; to cheat.
  3. To reach too far
  4. To strike the toe of the hind foot against the heel or shoe of the forefoot; -- said of horses.
  5. To sail on one tack farther than is necessary.
  6. To cheat by cunning or deception.
     

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