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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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subsidiary, have agreed to the acquisition of a 60% and 40% stake respectively in Singapore-based healthcare real estate investment trust First REIT's manager, Bowsprit Capital Corp.
Conjoined, we stagger towards the bowsprit, 'Let's climb onto the nets,' Alicia insists.
(1) Translation: "Nursing for the future: Standing staunch at the bowsprit to scan for new paths, facing the beatings of the weather, and difficult dilemmas."
Then we steered the boat up very sharply to avoid the collision, and once we had our boat stable, we were overlapped by the bowsprit and about a metre of the bow.
The paper adds that when a storm threatened to ruin the sails Rowley-Conwy was picked to climb the bowsprit to furl the jib.
Having so many other Class 40s to compete against will only make us better." Having recently completed the two-handed 2,500-mile Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables race as co-skippers -- coming a competitive seventh despite being handicapped by a failed bowsprit -- the two will be joined by Omani sailor Sami Al Shukaili and experienced Spanish racer Alex Pella.
Generally, the structure of sailing vessels followed well-established traditions, such as the bowsprit being placed on the starboard side of the stem post, although innovations and variations were made at the discretion of the builder or the owner.
Long and low, with a soaring bowsprit and crowned by those five masts, each towering some two hundred feet above water level, she is an utterly distinctive creation; a vast, seagoing cathedral on the ocean, writ large in steel and billowing canvas.
The squash blossom takes the place of a bowsprit; the leaves act as a mainsail.
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.