Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • the timbers that form the bow of a ship.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I THEN gathered for myself staves, and stud-shafts, and crossbeams, and helves for each of the tools that I could work with; and bow-timbers and bolt-timbers for every work that I could perform—as many as I could carry of the comeliest trees.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • Them bow-timbers, too, are scarce thick enough for goin 'bump agin the ice o' Davis '

    The World of Ice

  • Them bow-timbers, too, are scarce thick enough for goin 'bump agin the ice o'

    The World of Ice

  • "I gathered for myself," writes the author, "cudgels, and stud-shafts, and horizontal shafts, and helves for each of the tools that I could work with, and bow-timbers and bolt-timbers for every work that I could perform, the comeliest trees, as many as I could carry.

    Early Theories of Translation

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