AskDefine | Define sculling

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sculling n : rowing by a single oarsman in a racing shell

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  1. present participle of scull

Extensive Definition

Sculling is a word that has two different meanings:

Competitive sculling

In 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.

Single oar sculling


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