broad on the bow

broad on the bow

[¦brȯd ȯnthə ′bau̇]
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Bearing 045° relative (broad on the starboard bow) or 315° relative (broad on the port bow); if the bearings are approximate, the expression “on the bow” should be used.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.