WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 scull /skʌl/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Nautical, Naval Termsa light, narrow racing boat propelled by rowing.
- Nautical, Naval Termsto move a boat along: [~ + object]to scull a boat on the river.[no object]boats sculling on the river.
(skul),USA pronunciation n.
- Nautical, Naval Termsan oar mounted on a fulcrum at the stern of a small boat and moved from side to side to propel the boat forward.
- Nautical, Naval Termseither of a pair of oars rowed by one rower.
- Nautical, Naval Termsa boat propelled by an oar or oars.
- Nautical, Naval Termsa light, narrow racing boat for one, two, or sometimes four rowers, each equipped with a pair of oars.
- sculls, a race involving such boats. Cf. double sculls, single sculls.
- Nautical, Naval Termsto propel or convey by means of a scull or sculls.
- Nautical, Naval Termsto propel a boat with a scull or sculls.
- Middle English sculle 1300–50
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
scull /skʌl/ n
- 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
- an act, instance, period, or distance of sculling
Etymology: 14th Century: of unknown originˈsculler n
- to propel (a boat) with a scull
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