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. Liberaldictionary.com
Origin of rowing machine An Americanism dating back to 1870–75 Dictionary.com 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.
Samuel Hopkins Adams
For all we know they may have been practicing on the rowing-machine in their gym.
Arthur M. Winfield
The rowing-machine is probably the most beneficial form of mechanical home exercise that is likely to be followed faithfully.
Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
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