Bow

What does "Bow" mean?

Today it means: The forward part of a boat.

The bow refers to the front or forward part of a vessel and is quite often, incorrectly, referred to as "the sharp end" or "the pointy bit". Do not use these terms if you are studying for a sailing test.

See also: Bow line  and: Stem 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              



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