rowing machine

rowing machine

rowing machine [roh-ing] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun an exercise machine having a mechanism with two oarlike handles, foot braces, and a sliding seat, allowing the user to go through the motions of rowing in a racing shell.

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  • Origin of rowing machine An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for rowing machine Historical Examples of rowing machine

  • She even pinched her thumb in the rowing-machine, which is the zenith of inexpertness.

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  • For all we know they may have been practicing on the rowing-machine in their gym.

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  • The rowing-machine is probably the most beneficial form of mechanical home exercise that is likely to be followed faithfully.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for rowing machine rowing machine noun a device with oars and a sliding seat resembling a sculling boat, used to provide exercise Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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