What does the word prow mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Robert Hichens
  2. 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 by Arthur Ransome