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Definition(s):

  • (n) a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel

Usage(s):

  1. The gimlet stare, the laconic speech, the cigar stub jutting like a bowsprit from the face, the seafaring background and fo'c'sle oaths, the muscular armall are there.
  2. While he was down in the cabin a steamer passed so close to the Firecrest it sheared away the bowsprit, left a gaping hole.
  3. From bowsprit to stern, the Sea Cloud measures 310 ft.

News

  • Michigan: Beam Raised for Clues to Origin

    Scientists who combed the bottom of Lake Michigan last week for the wreck of the Griffin have retrieved a beam that could be the bowsprit.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Times

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