bow rudder

noun

Definition of bow rudder

1 : one of the forward diving rudders of a submarine usually used in plural
2 : a steering stroke that is used by a bow paddler to turn a canoe sharply and is executed by bracing the shaft of the paddle against the gunwale while pointing the blade diagonally forward at slight depth

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“Bow rudder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bow%20rudder. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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