prow

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From Middle French proue, from Genoese Italian prua, proa, from Latin prora, from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prōîra).

Noun[edit]

prow (plural prows)

  1. (nautical) The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the vessel itself.
    • Milton
      The floating vessel swum / Uplifted, and secure with beaked prow / rode tilting o'er the waves.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IV
      We were already rather close in; but I ordered the U-33's prow turned inshore and we crept slowly along, constantly dipping up the water and tasting it to assure ourselves that we didn't get outside the fresh-water current.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old French prou, from Late Latin prode; more at proud.

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prow (comparative prower, superlative prowest)

  1. (archaic) Brave, valiant, gallant. [1]
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  1. ^ Merriam Webster’s Online Dictionary – prow [1]

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Noun[edit]

prow (plural prows)

  1. Alternative form of proa.