best bower

noun

: a ship's spare anchor about the same size as the bowers usually used and often about 15 percent heavier

Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of best bower was in 1647

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“Best bower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best%20bower. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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