bowsprit

noun bow·sprit \ ˈbau̇-ˌsprit , British usually ˈbō- \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of bowsprit

: a large spar projecting forward from the stem of a ship

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Origin and Etymology of bowsprit

Middle English bouspret, probably from Middle Low German boochspreet, from booch bow + spreet pole


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bowsprit

noun bow·sprit \ ˈbau̇-ˌsprit , ˈbō- \

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: a large spar sticking out forward from the bow of a ship

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