bowsprit

EnglishEdit

Bowsprit
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EtymologyEdit

First attested in late XIII century. Probably from M.L.G. bochspret: boch - "the bow of a ship" + spret - "pole".

NounEdit

bowsprit (plural bowsprits)

  1. (nautical) A spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel to provide the means of adding sail surface.

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Last modified on 23 February 2014, at 14:44