bowsprit

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Bowsprit
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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

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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