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scull (n.)

kind of short, light, spoon-bladed oar, mid-14c., skulle, a word of unknown origin. The verb, "to propel with one oar worked from the stern," is by 1620s, from the noun. Related: Sculled; sculling.

updated on March 07, 2022

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Definitions of scull from WordNet
1
scull (n.)
a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward;
scull (n.)
each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman;
scull (n.)
a racing shell that is propelled by sculls;
2
scull (v.)
propel with sculls;
scull the boat
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