from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ship-building, the outside shell-plates of a steel or iron vessel, covering the bows and extending to the stem.


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  • Where the tramp had been there was a single bit of bow-plating sticking up out of the surf, and a bunch of miscellaneous floating wreckage drifting sluggishly toward the beach.

    Morale A Story of the War of 1941-43


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