rower1 (c.1300)

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rower1 (c.1300)

[gdw]

[ FEW: ; Gdf: ; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED:  rower n.1; MED:  rouer(e n.; DMLBS: ]
rowour  

The word as it appears in the list of English Towns remains ambiguous, and has been included here with its most likely sense (rather than OED rower n.2 (‘a dead or fallen tree’), rower n.3 (‘a person who makes wool’) or rower n.4 (‘a person who puts nap on cloth’).

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1occupationrower, oarsman
( MS: c.1300 )  Rowours  (ed. Rovvours) de Alton  48
( 1410-11 )  [...] pur le lowaunce d'un barge et rowers - .v. s.  12 Hen.IV
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