bow cap


: a cap of metal or fabric used to reinforce the extreme forward ends of the bow stiffeners of an airship
: the conical or cap-shaped structure at the bow of a rigid airship to which the longitudinal girders are attached and which supports the bow mooring spindle

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“Bow cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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