Bow oar
Bow oar \Bow" oar`\ 1. The oar used by the bowman. [1913 Webster]

2. One who rows at the bow of a boat. [1913 Webster]


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  • bow-oar — bowˈ oar noun The oar nearest the bow • • • Main Entry: ↑bow …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow oar — noun Etymology: bow (V) 1. : the oar used by the rower nearest the bow; sometimes : the foremost oar but one in a whaleboat 2. : one who pulls the bow oar * * * /bow/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow oar — /bow/ bow3 (def. 4). [1850 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • bow oar — /ˈbaʊ ɔ/ (say bow aw) noun → bow3 (defs 2 and 3) …   Australian English 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 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… …   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|man — bow|man1 «BOH muhn», noun, plural men. a soldier armed with bow and arrows; archer: »the Norman bowmen who won the Battle of Hastings. ╂[< bow2 + man] bow|man2 «BOW muhn», noun, plural men. a bow oarsman; man on the bow o …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow — I. /baʊ / (say bow) verb (i) 1. to bend or curve downwards; stoop: the pines bowed low. 2. to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable. 3. to bend the body or head in worship, reverence, respect, or submission. 4. to incline the head or body, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bow — bow1 bowedness, n. bowingly, adv. /bow/, v.i. 1. to bend the knee or body or incline the head, as in reverence, submission, salutation, recognition, or acknowledgment. 2. to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable. 3. to bend or curve downward;… …   Universalium

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