prow
Pronunciation Noun

prow (plural prows)

  1. (nautical) The front part of a vessel
    Synonyms: beak, bow, forestem, prore, stem
    • 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.
  2. A vessel
Translations Adjective

prow (comparative prower, superlative prowest)

  1. (archaic) Brave, valiant, gallant.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Qveene. […], London: Printed [by John Wolfe] for VVilliam Ponsonbie, OCLC 960102938 ↗, book II, canto III:
      For they be two the prowest knights on ground, / And oft approu’d in many hard assay {{...}
Related terms Noun

prow (plural prows)

  1. Alternative form of proa



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