Recent Examples of prow from the Web
In the next hundred years, ships setting out from northern nations—and especially, from England—regularly turned their prows toward the Pole.
The vessel was made of wood, and there was a serpentine figure carved into its prow.
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Origin and Etymology of prow
Middle French proue, probably from Old Italian dialect prua, from Latin prora, from Greek prōira
First Known Use: 1555See Words from the same year
PROW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prow for English Language Learners
: the front of a ship
PROW Defined for Kids
Definition of prow for Students
: the bow of a ship
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