from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Nautical, an old name for any boom-iron, but particularly for an iron cap attached to the outer end of the bowsprit, through which the jib-boom passes.
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- noun nautical An
iron band, at the end of a bowsprit, fitted with eyesto take the bowsprit shroudsand the bobstay
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Maria's rivers. - during the time we halted at the er. crance of Maria's river we experienced a very heavy shower of rain and hail attended with violent thunder and lightning.
The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806 Meriwether Lewis 1791