scull

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈskʌl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/skʌl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(skul)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
scull /skʌl/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsa light, narrow racing boat propelled by rowing.

v. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto move a boat along: [+ object]to scull a boat on the river.[no object]boats sculling on the river.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
scull  (skul),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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.
  2. Nautical, Naval Termseither of a pair of oars rowed by one rower.
  3. Nautical, Naval Termsa boat propelled by an oar or oars.
  4. Nautical, Naval Termsa light, narrow racing boat for one, two, or sometimes four rowers, each equipped with a pair of oars.
  5. sculls, a race involving such boats. Cf.  double sculls, single sculls. 

v.t. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto propel or convey by means of a scull or sculls.

v.i. 
  1. Nautical, Naval Termsto propel a boat with a scull or sculls.
sculler, n. 
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  • Middle English sculle 1300–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
scull /skʌl/ n
  1. a single oar moved from side to side over the stern of a boat to propel it
  2. one of a pair of short-handled oars, both of which are pulled by one oarsman, esp in a racing shell
  3. a racing shell propelled by an oarsman or oarsmen pulling two oars
  4. an act, instance, period, or distance of sculling
vb
  1. to propel (a boat) with a scull
Etymology: 14th Century: of unknown origin

ˈsculler n
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