rowers: a group of people who voluntarily go outside at 5:30 am to practice. They row through sun, rain, snow, and 12 degree weather. They carry their $30,000 boats over their heads down slippery docks with a serious lack of traction. Clothing articles of choice are spandex,sweatpants, and more spandex, which is good for showing off their super hot, super huge quad muscles. They have been known to spend 12-14 hours on a bus together to travel to races in horrible weather. For 6 weeks during winter training, these deranged athletes ravage and ruin their bodies on ergs (read: the rowing machines you incorrectly use at the gym) for the satisfaction of seeing a good time on their screen. They can jump on waist-high boxes on one leg, run faster than you, and they can probably bench press your body weight. While they normally have a lame to nonexistent social life, they completely shut down during coach-induced dry season. This is the life of a rower.
by erin mclaughlin...co-authored by katie baylor March 01, 2005
rower- one who rows. a.k.a., one who competes in the sport of crew. More often than not, rowers do not fit into a pre-defined social category, but, in stead, prefer each other's company and don't put too much effort into outward appearance. Exceptions to this rule occur when rowing when the ugliest clothes available are always in fashion. Ever rower knows, however, that the ultimate fashion statement is embodied in an article of National Team Gear, which only the best rowers in the country can earn. Concentrations of rowers can be found, yet are not limited to New England, Philadelphia, Detroit, and the Pacific Coast. Rowers are usually really good guys.
2003 Princeton Heavyweight Freshman were a group of really good rowers. Four of them have been on a national team.
by Jeff July 26, 2004