Bow

Bow

(b), n. [Icel. bgr shoulder, bow of a ship. See Bough.]
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1. (Naut.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow.
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2. (Naut.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar.
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Bow chaser (Naut.), a gun in the bow for firing while chasing another vessel. Totten.
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-- Bow piece, a piece of ordnance carried at the bow of a ship. -- On the bow (Naut.), on that part of the horizon within 45 on either side of the line ahead. Totten.
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