Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ship-building, a bow the shape of which bears a general resemblance to the bowl of a spoon. Whale-back steamers of the Great Lakes and some yachts have such bows.

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Examples

  • I offered again to take the sculls, but she took no notice and rowed on, so that I was a silent passenger on the stem seat till we reached her boat, a spruce little yacht's gig, built to the native model, with a spoon-bow and tiny lee-boards.

    The Riddle of the Sands

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