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The Growler had lost her bowsprit, and was otherwise damaged, and had been forced to strike also.

And springing up, he ran to the bowsprit and began to swarm along it.

She lost her bowsprit and foremast, but escaped further injury.

The pier is all but on the bowsprit, and you think you are there—roll, roar, wash!

Cain stood at the bowsprit, giving his directions to the helmsman.

In larger boats the jib-boom is an extension of the bowsprit.

The swordfish are always harpooned from the end of the bowsprit of a sailing-vessel.

Then, with lightning's speed, I ran along the deck, and out on the bowsprit.

She was boarded from her bowsprit by the first lieutenant and a party of seamen.

The watch on deck had taken turns at the lookout on the bowsprit.

WORD ORIGIN

"spar extending from the bow of a ship," late 13c., probably from Middle Low German bochspret, from boch "bow of a ship" (see bow (n.2)) + spret "pole" (cf. Old English spreot "pole," Dutch spriet "spear;" see sprit). French beaupre is a Dutch loan word.

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