bowgrace

[bou-greys]

noun Nautical.

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

Nearby words

  1. bowers,
  2. bowers, claude gernade,
  3. bowery,
  4. bowery, the,
  5. bowfin,
  6. bowhead,
  7. bowhunting,
  8. bowie,
  9. bowie knife,
  10. bowie state

Origin of bowgrace

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

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