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Meaning of BOWSPRIT

Pronunciation:  'bawsprit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
 

BOWSPRIT is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: spar

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bow"sprit`\, n. [Bow + sprit; akin to D. boegspriet;
boeg bow of a ship + spriet, E. sprit, also Sw. bogspr["o]t,
G. bugspriet.] (Naut.)
A large boom or spar, which projects over the stem of a ship
or other vessel, to carry sail forward.

 

 

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