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bowsprit

Nautical a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel, esp a sailing vessel, used to carry the headstay as far forward as possible

bowsprit

[′bau̇‚sprit]
(naval architecture)
A large spar that projects forward from the forward end of a sailing ship, used to carry sails and support the masts by stays.
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The standing rigging included a main mast at or near midship, a bowsprit with a yard sail, and a short mast with a lateen sail abaft the tiller.
The ship was run aground and from the battle that followed Maynard emerged with Blackbeard's severed head, which was then hung from the bowsprit of the naval sloop.
Chief executive of Bowsprit Capital Corporation Limited, the trust's manager, Ronnie Tan, said the loan would enable the trust to take advantage of opportunities to expand its healthcare property portfolio.
Dismasted and its bowsprit shot off, Java's ability to maneuver is lost.
By incorporating the very latest features in the hull design, massive asymmetric spinnakers flown from the six-foot bowsprit and state of the art electronics from GARMIN, the boats will deliver improved performance and new speed records are likely to be recorded," said Joff Bailey, Clipper race director.
Humans' terrestrial lifestyle makes it impossible to follow basking sharks into the mysterious deep, so the first step in our study of their journeys begins with the thrust of a tagging harpoon by a professional harpoonist out on the bowsprit of a tagging boat.
Ruh most recently served as principal of Bowsprit Advisors Llc, providing recapitalisation and restructuring advice, merger and acquisition due diligence services, and litigation support services to financial services companies.
The bowsprit had become insecure and they almost lost the whole rig.
4 metres long, with an overall length of 101 metres including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 15.
But for agility on the deck, on the bowsprit or in the rigging, I prefer these neoprene booties, even though my feet get wet.
British] Captain Pearson, having the speed, is most successful in raking BonHomme Richard fore and aft, but Jones, by a brilliant maneuver forces the bowsprit of the BonHomme Richard into the shrouds of the Serapis.
We watched these exertions, then retired to the most scarily-relaxing place on board - a sling of rigging beneath the bowsprit from where you lounge while enjoying the feeling that gravity dictates you really shouldn't be there