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bowsprit

noun bow·sprit \ˈba-ˌsprit, British usually ˈbō-\

Definition of BOWSPRIT

:  a large spar projecting forward from the stem of a ship

Origin of BOWSPRIT

Middle English bouspret, probably from Middle Low German boochspreet, from booch bow + spreet pole
First Known Use: 13th century
BOWSPRIT Defined for Kids

bowsprit

noun bow·sprit \ˈba-ˌsprit, ˈbō-\

Definition of BOWSPRIT for Kids

:  a large spar sticking out forward from the bow of a ship

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