oar noun definition in Boating topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 noun: Boating topic
a long pole with a flat blade at one end that is used for rowing a boat He pulled as hard as he could on the oars. We took one oar each and rowed quickly to the shore. We shipped the oars to get through the narrow opening. (British English, informal) to give your opinion, advice, etc. without being asked and when it is probably not wanted I was getting along very nicely until Patrick stuck his oar in.