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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gun pointed over the bow of a ship of war, for firing at a chased vessel.

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

  • noun One of a pair of long guns mounted forward in the bow of a sailing warship to fire directly ahead; used when chasing an enemy to shoot away her sails and rigging

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