On the bow
Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship. See {Bough}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Naut.) The bending or rounded part of a ship forward; the stream or prow. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) One who rows in the forward part of a boat; the bow oar. [1913 Webster]

{Bow chaser} (Naut.), a gun in the bow for firing while chasing another vessel. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

{Bow piece}, a piece of ordnance carried at the bow of a ship.

{On the bow} (Naut.), on that part of the horizon within 45[deg] on either side of the line ahead. --Totten. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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