Definition of Bowsprit

1. Noun. A spar projecting from the bow of a vessel.

Generic synonyms: Spar



Definition of Bowsprit

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

Definition of Bowsprit

1. Noun. (nautical) A spar projecting over the prow of a sailing vessel to provide the means of adding sail surface. ¹

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Definition of Bowsprit

1. a ship's spar [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowsprit

bowrs
bows
bows out
bowse
bowsed
bowser
bowsers
bowses
bowshock
bowshocks
bowshot
bowshots
bowsing
bowsman
bowsmen
bowsprit (current term)
bowsprits
bowspritted
bowssen
bowssened
bowssening
bowssens
bowstring
bowstring hemp
bowstringed
bowstringing
bowstrings
bowstrung
bowtel
bowtels

Literary usage of Bowsprit

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"If the bowsprit is lifted the fore-topmast loses part of its support. In the case of a small vessel, the lifting of a bowsprit would wreck her whole system ..."

2. The Kedge-anchor; Or, Young Sailors' Assistant: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant by William N. Brady (1864)
"Now your stage being secured, you can proceed to gammon your bowsprit. Get two stout luff-tackles on the stage and voil block ; then get a span around the ..."

3. Practical Shipbuilding: A Treatise on the Structural Design and Building of by A. Campbell Holms (1918)
"Formerly the bowsprit was always composed of two spars, the bowsprit proper and the jib-boom. The latter was of wood and was arranged to unship by drawing ..."

4. The Sailor's Word-book: An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, Including by William Henry Smyth (1867)
"bowsprit-CAP. The crance or cap on the outer end of the bowsprit, ... bowsprit-HEART. The heart or block of wood used to secure the lower end of the ..."

5. Songs of the Late Charles Dibdin: With a Memoir by Charles Dibdin (1864)
"BEN bowsprit I am, and a true bonny boy,— Pull away! pull away! so funny ... What d'ye think of Ben bowsprit of Wapping ? My grandfather bulg'd with a ..."

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