Bowsprit

a pole projecting from the front of a boat

Bowsprit

A spar projecting from the bow used as an anchor for the forestay and other rigging.
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Bowsprit

The bowsprit of a sailing vessel is a pole (or spar) extending forward from the vessel`s prow. It provides an anchor point for the forestay(s), allowing the fore-mast to be stepped farther forward on the hull. ==Origin== The word bowsprit is thought to originate from the Middle Low German word bōchsprēt - bōch meaning bow and sprēt meaning po....
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bowsprit

[n] - a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
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Bowsprit

• (n.) A large boom or spar, which projects over the stem of a ship or other vessel, to carry sail forward.
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bowsprit

noun a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
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Bowsprit

Bow'sprit` noun [ Bow + sprit ; akin to Dutch boegspriet ; boeg bow of a ship + spriet , English sprit , also Swedish bogspröt , German bugspriet .] (Nautical) A large boom or spar, which projects over the stem of a ship or other vesse...
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Bowsprit

a long spar that projected from the ship's prow.
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Bowsprit

A short spar extending forward from the bow. Normally used to anchor the forestay.
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bowsprit

A spar extending forward of the bow to which the fore sail/sails are fastened.
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Bowsprit

A spar projecting from the bow used as an anchor for the forestay and other rigging.
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Bowsprit

A spar projecting from the bow used as an anchor for the forestay and other rigging.
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Bowsprit

A spar that extends from the bow.
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bowsprit

A spar that juts out forward of the bow; it enlarges the sail area of the ship by permitting extra jibs out in front of the boat
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Bowsprit

A spar that's attached to the bow of a boat, along the centerline of the boat. The forestay can be attached to it - thus allowing for a greater sail area.
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BOWSPRIT

A tapered pole extending forward of the bow of a sailboat to which the forestay fastens. The purpose being to increase the amount of sail area without raising the center of effort.
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Bowsprit

Heavy spar protruding from the bow to support the forestays.
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bowsprit

spar that extends at bows of a ship
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bowsprit

spar that extends at bows of a ship
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Bowsprit

The bowsprit is the large boom or spar which projects over the stem of a vessel, having the foremast and foretop-mast stays and staysails attached to it, while extending beyond it is the jib-boom.
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bowsprit

The slanted spar at a ship's prow which is the furthest front of the ship. It is usually used as a lead connection for a smaller, navigational sail. It was from the bowsprit that Blackbeard's head was hung as a trophy.
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Bowsprit

The slanted spar at a ship's prow.
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BOWSPRIT

The slanted spar that sticks out over the bow of the ship and is used to support the fore-mast and spread the fore stay sail.
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