Definitions

Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Then, as the round black stern of the steamer scraped the lee bow of the ship, jib-guys parted, and the jib-boom itself went, snapping at the bowsprit-cap, with the last bite the ship made at the steamer she was helping.

    "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Stories of the Sea

  • "I say, Perth, I've been a good boy for more than a week, and I begin to be ashamed of myself for my want of activity," said Wilton, who had seated himself on the bowsprit-cap, while his companion was reclining on the flying jib.

    Dikes and Ditches Young America in Holland and Belguim

  • Having let go the halliards, and eased off the sheets, hauling away on the down-hauler; and having got it down on the bowsprit-cap, though nearly blown out of the bolt-ropes, stowing it away in the foretopmast staysail-netting.

    Old Jack

  • I can see her bowsprit-cap hen she lifts; and half an hour ago I only saw her foreyard.

    Frank Mildmay The Naval Officer

  • I can see her bowsprit-cap when she lifts; and half an hour ago I only saw her foreyard.

    Frank Mildmay Or, The Naval Officer

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.