Spoon oar
Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp['a]nn, sp['o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span-new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle, used especially in preparing or eating food. [1913 Webster]

``Therefore behoveth him a full long spoon That shall eat with a fiend,'' thus heard I say. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything which resembles a spoon in shape; esp. (Fishing), a spoon bait. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: A simpleton; a spooney. [Slang] --Hood. [1913 Webster]

4. (Golf) A wooden club with a lofted face. --Encyc. of Sport. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Spoon bait} (Fishing), a lure used in trolling, consisting of a glistening metallic plate shaped like the bowl of a spoon with a fishhook attached.

{Spoon bit}, a bit for boring, hollowed or furrowed along one side.

{Spoon net}, a net for landing fish.

{Spoon oar}. See under {Oar}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Spoon oar — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spoon oar — noun : an oar having the blade so curved as to afford a better hold upon the water in rowing * * * spoon oar, an oar which is slightly curved lengthwise at the end of its broad blade …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spoon — Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon bait — Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon bit — Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spoon net — Spoon Spoon, n. [OE. spon, AS. sp[=o]n, a chip; akin to D. spaan, G. span, Dan. spaan, Sw. sp[*a]n, Icel. sp[ a]nn, sp[ o]nn, a chip, a spoon. [root]170. Cf. {Span new}.] 1. An implement consisting of a small bowl (usually a shallow oval) with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oar — ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle at one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oar cock — Oar Oar ([=o]r), n [AS. [=a]r; akin to Icel. [=a]r, Dan. aare, Sw. [*a]ra; perh. akin to E. row, v. Cf. {Rowlock}.] [1913 Webster] 1. An implement for impelling a boat, being a slender piece of timber, usually ash or spruce, with a grip or handle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oar (sport rowing) — Two hatchet sculls. The blades are at the top of the picture and the handles are at the bottom of the picture. Note how the shaft connects not to the midline of the blade (as would be the case of macons) but rather to a corner of the blade. In… …   Wikipedia

  • spoon — n. & v. n. 1 a a utensil consisting of an oval or round bowl and a handle for conveying food (esp. liquid) to the mouth, for stirring, etc. b a spoonful, esp. of sugar. c (in pl.) Mus. a pair of spoons held in the hand and beaten together… …   Useful english dictionary

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