rowlock in English

an oarlock.
Frequently afterwards, according to the legend, the boat was seen returning to its moorings and the sound of the oars grinding in the rowlocks could be clearly heard.

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1. " The second time Wrallis felt the lake shake he fell into the boat and banged his head on the rowlock. "

2. Usually, however, Greek and Roman ships had two steering paddles at the stern, each probably capable of being operated independently through a rowlock (something like an open porthole).