Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. a frame, or composition of junk, laid out at the sides, stem, or bows of a ship to secure it from injury by ice.
- n. nautical A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from damage.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice.
- bow + grace (Wiktionary)
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