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prow

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[ prou ]
/ praʊ /
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noun
the forepart of a ship or boat; bow.
the front end of an airship.
Literary. a ship.
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Origin of prow

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1545–55; <Middle French proue<Upper Italian (Genoese ) prua<Latin prōra<Greek prôira

OTHER WORDS FROM prow

prowed, adjective

Other definitions for prow (2 of 2)

prow2
[ prou ]
/ praʊ /

adjective Archaic.

Origin of prow

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1350–1400; Middle English <Old French prou<Vulgar Latin *prōdis.See proud
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British Dictionary definitions for prow

prow
/ (praʊ) /

noun
the bow of a vessel

Word Origin for prow

C16: from Old French proue, from Latin prora, from Greek prōra; related to Latin pro in front
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