Pronunciation: (ok'too-pul, -tyoo-; ok-tOO'pul, -tyOO'-), [key]
—adj., v., -pled, -pling,
1. eightfold; eight times as great.
2. having eight effective units or elements.
to make eight times as great.
Rowing.a shell rowed by a crew of eight, each rower using a pair of oars.
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