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2 letters words from 'oar'

AR 2OR 2

All 3 letters words made out of oar

oar aor ora roa aro rao

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Definitions and meaning of oar



From Old English ār, from Proto-Germanic *airō (oar). Cognate with Old Norse ár.


  • In British & some other non-rhotic accents:
    • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔː/
    • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /oə/
    • Homophones: aw, awe (in non-rhotic accents with the horse–hoarse merger)
  • In US & some other rhotic accents:
    • (General American) enPR: ôr, IPA(key): /ɔɹ/
    • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) enPR: ōr, IPA(key): /o(ː)ɹ/
    • Homophones: ore, o'er; or (in accents with the horse-hoarse merger)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)


oar (plural oars)

  1. A type of lever used to propel a boat, having a flat blade at one end and a handle at the other, and pivoted in a rowlock atop the gunwale, whereby a rower seated in the boat and pulling the handle can pass the blade through the water by repeated strokes against the water's resistance, thus moving the boat.
    Synonym: paddle
  2. An oarsman; a rower.
  3. (zoology) An oar-like swimming organ of various invertebrates.

Derived terms

  • stick one's oar in



oar (third-person singular simple present oars, present participle oaring, simple past and past participle oared)

  1. (literary) To row; to travel with, or as if with, oars.
    • Turning the long tables upside down — and there were twelve of them — they seated themselves, one behind another, within the upturned table tops as though they were boats and were about to oar their way into some fabulous ocean.



  • AOR, AoR, Ora, ROA, Rao, Roa, aro, ora

West Frisian



  1. other
  2. different


This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Derived terms

  • feroarje

Further reading

  • “oar (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to propel a boat with long, broad-bladed poles.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)