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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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Below, here by the water-side, where the bowsprits of ships stretch across the footway, and almost thrust themselves into the windows, lie the noble American vessels which having made their Packet Service the finest in the world.
Our review boat had a roller jib that ran off the self-tacker but in the variable Med or other tropical waters, an optional Code o to fly from the bowsprit would be ideal.
Boasting no tall masts with sails blowing in the breeze, no broadside arrays of cannons, and no ornately decorated bowsprit, the squat ironclad stood no risk of being mistaken for Vice Adm Horatio Nelson's HMS Victory.
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.
26, 2010 ("And ['Ladies from Hell'] raised the hearts and minds of the home side, so much so that when Mr Millin played on June 5th, as the troops left for France past the Isle of Wight and he was standing on the bowsprit just about keeping his balance above the waves getting rougher, the wild cheers of the crowd drowned out the sound of his pipes even to himself.
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.
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.