bow guard

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bow guard (plural bow guards)

  1. Alternative form of bowguard
    • 1999, Lois Sherr Dubin, ‎Togashi, ‎& Paul Jones, North American Indian jewelry and adornment, page 488:
      The bow guard— called ketoh by the Navajo— is worn around the wrist while shooting with a bow and arrow to protect from the stinging snap of a released bowstring.
    • 2006, John F. Graf, Warman's Civil War Collectibles Field Guide, →ISBN, page 372:
      Totally plain blade and simple two-branch, single-knuckle bow guard with evidence of crude sand casting.
    • 2008, Thomas W. Kavanagh, Comanche Ethnography, →ISBN:
      The rawhide bow guard was laced up inside, trimmed with silver buttons, feathers, and paint.
    • 2011, Michelle L. Levigne, The Rift War, →ISBN:
      She tugged the cloth napkin off the bow guard, sitting on the table.
  2. Alternative form of bow-guard
    • 1968, Machine Design - Volume 40, Issues 21-25, page 54:
      The only metal parts are the rudder hinges and bow guard. Wooden decking, which snaps into place, gives the boat rigidity.
    • 2002, Pacific Fishing - Volume 23, Issues 7-12, page 140:
      Two layers of 3/8" plywood are laminated to the bottom, and spray rails and a hard wood bow guard are added before the hull is flipped right side up.
    • 2013, Stephen Snelling, VCs of the First World War, →ISBN:
      Clambering on to the conning tower, he surveyed the boat and discovered that part of the bow guard had sheered off, leaving a twisted claw of metal.
  3. A guard who is stationed at the bow of a ship.
    • 2003, Lawrence McNally, Walk a Deadly Trail, →ISBN, page 204:
      The bow guard was watching the other boat as it floated among several fishing boats waiting for the bridge to open.
    • 2012, Troy Denning, Faces of Deception, →ISBN:
      He glanced toward the bow to see the four bow guards rushing back, clambering over slaves with whips and clubs in hand.
    • 2014, Richard Dawes, Storm Rider, A Tuscon Kid Western, →ISBN, page 25:
      He cupped his hands around his mouth and shouted to the bow guard.