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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A spar projecting from the forward part of a vessel.

Usage examples (26)
  • All went well until we hit the problem of how to retract the bowsprit.
  • Rising from the calm surface of the sea beneath the bowsprit was a line of crabs.
  • The broken spars dangling forlornly from the bowsprit were a bigger problem, but the icerigger could sail without them.
  • "I was afraid you would be knocked off the bowsprit, which is a bad place to be, when two vessels put their noses together. for more
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