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Rowing is the act of propelling a boat using the motion of oars in the water, displacing water, and propelling the boat forward. [1]

25 relations: Classical antiquity, Coastal and offshore rowing, College rowing (United States), Coxswain (rowing), Fórcola, Galley, Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, Gondola, Gunwale, Howard I. Chapelle, Naval warfare, Oar, Ocean rowing, Paddling, Racing shell, Row (weight-lifting), Rowing (sport), Rowlock, Sailing, Sculling, Spanish Armada, Steamboat, Sweep (rowing), Trireme, Venice.

Classical antiquity

Classical antiquity (also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is the period of cultural history between the 8th century BC and the 5th or 6th century AD centered on the Mediterranean Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world.

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Coastal and offshore rowing

Coastal and offshore rowing is a type of rowing performed at sea.

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College rowing (United States)

Rowing is the oldest intercollegiate sport in the United States.

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Coxswain (rowing)

In a rowing crew, the coxswain (or simply the 'cox', or 'coxie') is the member who sits in the stern (except in bowloaders) facing the bow.

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Fórcola

Fórcola (Venetian dialect, plural Fórcole) is the typical Venetian rowlock providing a variety of fulcrum positions, each having its own effect on the rower's oar.

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Galley

A galley is a type of ship that is propelled mainly by rowing.

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Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), in the United States often known simply as Lafayette, was a French aristocrat and military officer who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

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Gondola

The gondola is a traditional, flat-bottomed Venetian rowing boat, well suited to the conditions of the Venetian lagoon.

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Gunwale

The gunwale is the top edge of the side of a boat.

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Howard I. Chapelle

Howard Irving Chapelle (February 1, 1901 – June 30, 1975) was an American naval architect, and curator of maritime history at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. In addition, he authored many books and articles on maritime history and marine architecture.

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Naval warfare

Naval warfare is combat in and on the sea, the ocean, or any other battlespace involving major body of water such as a large lake or wide river.

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Oar

An oar is an implement used for water-borne propulsion.

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Ocean rowing

Ocean rowing is the sport of rowing across oceans.

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Paddling

Paddling with regard to watercraft is the act of manually propelling a boat using a paddle.

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Racing shell

In watercraft, a racing shell (also referred to as just a fine boat (UK) or just shell) is an extremely narrow, and often comparatively long, rowing boat specifically designed for racing or exercise.

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Row (weight-lifting)

In strength training, rowing (or a row, usually preceded by a qualifying adjective — for instance a seated row) is an exercise where the purpose is to strengthen the muscles that draw the rower's arms toward the body (latissimus dorsi) as well as those that retract the scapulae (trapezius and rhomboids) and those that support the spine (erector spinae).

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Rowing (sport)

Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times.

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Rowlock

A rowlock, sometimes spur (due to the similarity in shape and size), oarlock (USA) or gate (Australia) is a brace that attaches an oar to a boat.

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Sailing

Sailing employs the wind—acting on sails, wingsails or kites—to propel a craft on the surface of the water (sailing ship, sailboat, windsurfer, or kitesurfer), on ice (iceboat) or on land (land yacht) over a chosen course, which is often part of a larger plan of navigation.

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Sculling

Sculling is the use of oars to propel a boat by moving the oars through the water on both sides of the craft, or moving a single oar over the stern.

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Spanish Armada

The Spanish Armada (Grande y Felicísima Armada, literally "Great and Most Fortunate Navy") was a Spanish fleet of 130 ships that sailed from A Coruña in late May 1588, under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia, with the purpose of escorting an army from Flanders to invade England.

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Steamboat

A steamboat is a boat that is propelled primarily by steam power, typically driving propellers or paddlewheels.

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Sweep (rowing)

Sweep or sweep-oar rowing is a type of rowing when a rower has one oar, usually held with both hands.

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Trireme

A trireme (derived from Latin: trirēmis "with three banks of oars"; τριήρης triērēs, literally "three-rower") was an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans.

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Venice

Venice (Venezia,; Venesia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowing

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