Forehook
Forehook Fore"hook`, n. (Naut.) A piece of timber placed across the stem, to unite the bows and strengthen the fore part of the ship; a breast hook. [1913 Webster]

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  • forehook — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fore + hook : a piece of timber placed across the stem to unite the bows and strengthen the forepart of a ship : breasthook …   Useful english dictionary

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