Definition of bowsprit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bowsprit

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbəʊsprɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊsprɪt//
 
Parts of boats and ships
 
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a thick pole that sticks forward at the front of a ship The bowsprit was made of oak. The ropes are attached to the bowsprit. See related entries: Parts of boats and ships
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