Part of speech: noun

The fore part of a vessel's hull; the bow; stem.

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Usage examples "prow":

  1. The arrow of light lay on a step, and the boat's prow grated gently against a large ring of rusty iron. - "The Woman With The Fan", Robert Hichens.
  2. Suddenly, the bird rose with a great sweep into the air, its claws folded beneath it, its head stretched out like the prow of a ship, uttering its shrill cry: a few moments later it was reduced to a black speck in the vast height and disappeared behind the misty curtain of the south. - "An Antarctic Mystery", Jules Verne.
  3. And there was the sound of wind over the lake in his song, the sound of ripples under the prow of a boat, the sound of ripples on the shore, the sound of the river flowing past the tall reeds, the whispering sound of the river at night. - "Old Peter's Russian Tales", Arthur Ransome.