- provost guard,
- provost marshal,
- provost sergeant,
- prowl car,
Origin of prowess
Examples from the Web for prowess
As narcocorridos extolled his prowess, he built his business empire.
From the day he entered the league, Rodriguez was distinguished by his otherworldly power and prowess.Alex Rodriguez Suspension Is a Sad Moment for Baseball|Michael Brendan Dougherty|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But he also showed an inordinate interest in shooting and his prowess, going to the range at night when he could not sleep.
Over and over, people have spoken about President Obama's prowess as a communicator.
He added, “Behind the word was an unspoken pact: they gave one another credit for prowess.”
Everywhere there was fierce force and seething energy, bringing forth fruit of piety or prowess.Ireland, Historic and Picturesque|Charles Johnston
And to this prowess in courtly exercises he joined a love of art and learning which especially commended him to the Moro.Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497|Julia Mary Cartwright
He seemed to doubt my prowess, but slowly worked his way into his coat.Cupid's Middleman|Edward B. Lent
I see Paul's prowess best when I find him on the foundering ship under the glare of the lightning in the breakers of Melita.New Tabernacle Sermons|Thomas De Witt Talmage
They found no great place in naval history, but England knew their prowess and respected it.The Old Merchant Marine|Ralph D. Paine
Word Origin for prowess
late 13c., prouesse, from Old French proece "prowess, courage, brave deed" (Modern French prouesse), from prou, later variant of prud "brave, valiant," from Vulgar Latin *prodem (cf. Spanish proeza, Italian prodezza; see proud). Prow was in Middle English as a noun meaning "advantage, profit," also as a related adjective ("valiant, brave"), but it has become obsolete. "In 15-17th c. often a monosyllable" [OED].