Bow chaser
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]


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  • bow chaser — Chaser Chas er, n. 1. One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Same as {Chase gun}, esp. in terms {bow chaser} and {stern chaser}. See under {Bow}, {Stern}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bow chaser — noun Etymology: bow (V) : a gun so placed as to be able to fire ahead (as at a ship being chased) * * * bow chaser «bow», a gun at the bow of a ship, for firing at vessels pursued …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow chaser — noun One of a pair of long guns mounted forward in the bow of a sailing warship to fire directly ahead; used when chasing an enemy to shoot away her sails and rigging …   Wiktionary

  • bow-chaser —   n. ship s gun for firing ahead …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Chaser — Chas er, n. 1. One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Same as {Chase gun}, esp. in terms {bow chaser} and {stern chaser}. See under {Bow}, {Stern}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaser — chaser1 [chā′sər] n. [ CHASE1 + ER] 1. a person or thing that chases or hunts; pursuer 2. a gun formerly placed on the stern (stern chaser) or bow (bow chaser) of a ship, used during pursuit by or of another ship ☆ 3. a mild drink, as water,… …   English World dictionary

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow piece — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow porcelain factory — The Bow porcelain factory (active ca 1747 1764, closed 1776) was an emulative rival of the Chelsea porcelain factory in the manufacture of early soft paste porcelain in Great Britain. The factory was located near Bow, London. Designs imitated… …   Wikipedia

  • stern chaser — Chaser Chas er, n. 1. One who or that which chases; a pursuer; a driver; a hunter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Same as {Chase gun}, esp. in terms {bow chaser} and {stern chaser}. See under {Bow}, {Stern}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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