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bow·sprit

 (bou′sprĭt′, bō′-)
n. Nautical
A spar, extending forward from the stem of a ship, to which the stays of the foremast are fastened.

[Middle English bouspret, possibly from Middle Low German bōchsprēt : bōch, bow; see bheug- in Indo-European roots + sprēt, sprit; see sper- in Indo-European roots.]

bowsprit

(ˈbəʊsprɪt)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel, esp a sailing vessel, used to carry the headstay as far forward as possible
[C13: from Middle Low German bōchsprēt, from bōch bow3 + sprēt pole]

bow•sprit

(ˈbaʊ sprɪt, ˈboʊ-)

n.
a spar projecting from the upper end of the bow of a sailing vessel.
[1300–50; Middle English bouspret < Middle Low German bōchspret=bōch bow3 + spret pole]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowsprit - a spar projecting from the bow of a vesselbowsprit - a spar projecting from the bow of a vessel
spar - a stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
Translations
beaupréliaison de type beaupré

bowsprit

[ˈbəʊsprɪt] Nbauprés m

bowsprit

nBugspriet nt or m

bowsprit

[ˈbəʊˌsprɪt] n (Naut) → bompresso
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Our bow sprit was ready to go but it held up till the finish line; we broke the headsail foil but we could manage it.
By the time I'd reached the trunk of a beech straight enough for a bow sprit, the eastern sky had gone incendiary.
The two VIP guests will have the chance to climb the rigging, sit on the bow sprit, and get involved in helping the crew.