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noun as in bow

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noun as in prow

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The bowsprit of the Guerriere caught fast in the rigging of the Constitution, and the sailors on both ships tried to board.

Her bowsprit and masts were nearly all cut away, and out of more than a hundred men only fourteen were unhurt.

They'd got a kind of fore-shortening out of the bowsprit, and another set of canvas partly up that was dirty and patched.

A few wretches alone clung desperately to the forepart of the ship and the stump of the bowsprit.

The studding-sails were rigged out, and various strange-shaped sails were set between the masts and above and below the bowsprit.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bowsprit, such as: nose, prow, beak, fore, forepart, and head.

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