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



BrE BrE//praʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//praʊ//
(formal or literary) Parts of boats and ships
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the pointed front part of a ship or boat See related entries: Parts of boats and ships Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Old French proue, from Provençal proa, probably via Latin from Greek prōira, from a base represented by Latin pro ‘in front’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prow