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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun nautical An iron band, at the end of a bowsprit, fitted with eyes to take the bowsprit shrouds and 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


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