1 a long-handled oar mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward
2 one of a pair of short-handled oars
3 a racing shell propelled by one or two oarsmen pulling two oars v : propel with sculls; "scull the boat"
- A type of oar.
- A small rowing boat, for one person.
- to row a boat using sculls
- (Australian slang) to drink the entire contents of something without pausing
Sculling is a word that has two different meanings:
Competitive scullingIn competitive rowing, sculling means to propel a sculling boat or skiff, using two oars (one in each hand), as opposed to sweeping which, strictly speaking, means propelling the boat with a single oar held by both hands. Most commonly, sculling is carried out by a single sculler in a single scull, but it is also common to see races involving sculling boats that contain two, four, and even eight scullers.
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