Rowing Glossary UK-US
English Merkin_____________________________________________________________IN THE BOATHOUSE:blade oarsaxboard gunwale (pron. "gunnel")canvas deckswivel + gate oarlockloom shaftshafted/stitched up "they're toast"spoon bladespanner wrenchfin skegheel restraint quick-releaseslings/trestles slings/T'sboatyard shopclinker/tub tanktank ? no equivalent. Indoor rowing poolON THE WATER:"hands on" "lay hold""strike out" "water"rate cadence or rateeasy there/easy oars weigh enough (Canadian "let it run"let it run lengthen the slideworkup from backstops pick drillnext stroke in onehold it up hold waterbow side starboardstroke side portfrig-rigged bucket-riggedten firm power tenwash wakecover spacingbalance set or balancestride settlerushing spinning the wheelsside-by-side duel raceraft dockbank-tub dock-boxmiddle-four engine roomwhite horses whitecapslanding dockingthrashed 'em housed 'emCOLLEGIATE:university school or collegeschool high schoolFirst Eight First VarsitySecond Eight JVNovice Eight Freshman Crew (well, nearly equivalent)no equivalent betting shirtsIN THE CHANGING ROOM:all-in-one unisuittops shirtsleggings or tracksters trouvest tank-toptank-top sleeveless pullover (very 70's)zephyr Henley shirttrainers sneakerssplash top slicker or windshirtkit uniformGENERAL:squad team or crewcrew a crew (boat full of people)bumps races club fours at the Head of the Charlespot-hunting collecting hardwareouting practicepublication of secrets outingcox coxswain (coxie in Canada)four-plus, coxed four four-withcoxless/straight four four-withoutopen eliteveterans mastersveteran E, F and G veteransNRA n.e. (National Rivers Authority)n.e. (Natl Rifle Assoc) NRAARA USRARegatta and Rowing USRowing magazineAny more for any more? French, Dutch, German, Russian, Egyptian, Oz, etc?RQ, Oxford and Conan L. Hom, lurker-in-chief, MIT.