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prow

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adjective \ˈprau̇\

Definition of prow

archaic

  1. :  valiant, gallant



Origin and Etymology of prow

Middle English, from Anglo-French pru, prou — more at proud


First Known Use: 14th century


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prow

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noun \ˈprau̇, archaic ˈprō\

Simple Definition of prow

  • : the front of a ship

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of prow

  1. 1 :  the bow of a ship :  stem

  2. 2 :  a pointed projecting front part

Origin and Etymology of prow

Middle French proue, probably from Old Italian dialect prua, from Latin prora, from Greek prōira


First Known Use: 1555

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prow

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noun \ˈprau̇\

Definition of prow for Students

  1. :  the bow of a ship




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