English edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English rower, rowere, roware, equivalent to row +‎ -er. Cognate with Dutch roeier (rower), Danish roer (rower), Norwegian roer (rower). Compare also Old English rōwend (rower).

Pronunciation edit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹəʊ.ə(ɹ)/
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Noun edit

rower (plural rowers)

  1. One who rows.
  2. A rowing machine.
    • 1988, Richard Allen Winett, Ageless athletes, page 65:
      Aerobic and weight training sessions should also complement each other. For example, on a day you work your upper body with weights, you can use a rower for aerobics.

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Afrikaans edit

Etymology edit

From Dutch rover, from Middle Dutch rôvere. Equivalent to roof +‎ -er.

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rower (plural rowers, diminutive rowertjie)

  1. robber, bandit

Polish edit

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Etymology edit

Genericized trademark of the British company Rover.

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rower m inan (diminutive rowerek, related adjective rowerowy)

  1. bicycle, bike

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Descendants edit

  • Belarusian: ро́вар (róvar)
  • Ukrainian: ро́вер (róver)
  • Yiddish: ⁧ראָווער(rover)

Further reading edit

  • rower in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • rower in Polish dictionaries at PWN