Definition of bowsprit in English:
A spar running out from a ship’s bow, to which the forestays are fastened.
- Adrianna was standing on the forecastle deck near the bowsprit of the ship, staring out at the crashing waves and crystal clear water.
- Without the support of the bowsprit, the long spar that extends forward from the bow of the ship, there was no support for the masts.
- She has 27 sails in a frigate rig on three masts and a bowsprit, with a total surface area of 2,683 square metres.
Definition of bowsprit in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia