bowgrace

[ bou-greys ]
/ ˈbaʊˌgreɪs /

noun Nautical.

a fender or pad used to protect the bows of a vessel from ice.

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Origin of bowgrace

bow3 + grace; perhaps by folk etymology <French bonnegrace protecting brim on a hat
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