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bow wave

[bou] /baʊ/
noun
1.
the wave generated on either side of a vessel's bow by its forward movement through the water.
2.
a type of shock wave formed in front of a body moving at supersonic speed.
Origin of bow wave
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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