bow stiffener

noun

Definition of bow stiffener

: one of the rigid members attached to the bow of a nonrigid or semirigid envelope of an airship to reinforce it against pressure caused by the motion of the ship

called also nose stiffener

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“Bow stiffener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bow%20stiffener. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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