bow thruster

[ bou ]
/ baʊ /

noun

a propeller located in a ship's bow to provide added maneuverability, as when docking.

Nearby words

  1. bow rudder,
  2. bow saw,
  3. bow shock,
  4. bow street,
  5. bow street runner,
  6. bow tie,
  7. bow trolley,
  8. bow wave,
  9. bow weight,
  10. bow window

Origin of bow thruster

First recorded in 1965–70

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