from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who stows; specifically, a workman who assists in stowing away the cargo in the hold of a vessel.
- n. See stour, stoured.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
I love her whose absence I plain before Allah for parting-stower
I was transferred from the quarter-deck part of the ship to a flying-jib stower.
It means bracing-stakes: _strut_, in carpentry, is to _brace_; and _stower_ is a small kind of stake, as distinguished from the "ten stakes" mentioned in the legend quoted by MR. COOPER.
In the outskirts of the town, -- and flanked, rather than surrounded, by two or three rows of trees, of scarcely three years growth -- stands the "stiff and stower" remains of the _Castle of Houdan_.