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bowsprit


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowsprit  \Bow"sprit`\,  n.  [Bow  +  sprit;  akin  to  D.  boegspriet 
  boeg  bow  of  a  ship  +  spriet,  E.  sprit,  also  Sw  bogspr["o]t, 
  G.  bugspriet.]  (Naut.) 
  A  large  boom  or  spar,  which  projects  over  the  stem  of  a  ship 
  or  other  vessel,  to  carry  sail  forward. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bowsprit 
  n  :  a  spar  projecting  from  the  bow  of  a  vessel 




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