bowgrace

noun
bow·​grace | \ ˈbau̇ˌgrās \
plural -s

Definition of bowgrace

: a fender of rope or waste for protecting a ship from injury by floating ice

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History and Etymology for bowgrace

perhaps by folk etymology (influence of bow entry 5) from obsolete bongrace bowgrace, literally, projecting brim for a bonnet

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“Bowgrace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowgrace. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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