best bower


Definition of best bower

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

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First Known Use of best bower

1647, in the meaning defined above

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“Best bower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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