Loom (l) The reflection on the clouds of a light which is too distant to
be seen directly because it is below the horizon. Occasionally the loom of a
distant light is clear enough to reveal its characteristic, and so offers a
useful navigational aid. Also the hazy appearance of land through mist
Loom (2) That part
of an oar’s shaft which the oarsman grips – the opposite end to the Blade.