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Bowsprit
 
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EtymologyEdit

First attested in late XIII century. Probably a borrowing from Middle Low German bochspret, from boch(bow of a ship) +‎ spret(pole).

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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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