Bowgrace Bow"grace`, n. (Naut.) A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice. [1913 Webster]

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  • bowgrace — ˈbau̇ˌgrās noun ( s) Etymology: perhaps by folk etymology (influence of bow) (V) from obsolete bongrace bowgrace, literally, projecting brim for a bonnet more at bongrace : a fender of rope or waste for protecting a ship from injury by floating… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowgrace — /bow grays /, n. Naut. a fender or pad used to protect the bows of a vessel from ice. [BOW3 + GRACE; perh. by folk etym. < F bonnegrace protecting brim on a hat] * * * …   Universalium

  • bowgrace — bow·grace …   English syllables

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