- The definition of a prow is the front part of a ship or boat, or the note of an airplane.
An example of a prow is where the "flying" scene in the film Titanic took place on the ship.
Origin of prowMiddle English ; from Old French prou, brave, variant, variety of prud: see proud
- the forward part of a ship or boat; bow
- a part like this, as the nose of an airplane
Origin of prowFrench proue, earlier proe ; from Italian dialect, dialectal (Genoese) prua ; from Classical Latin prora ; from Classical Greek prōira, prow: for Indo-European base see province
- Nautical The forward part of a ship's hull; the bow.
- A projecting forward part, such as the front end of a ski.
Origin of prowFrench proue, from Old French, from Italian dialectal prua, from Vulgar Latin *prōda, alteration of Latin prōra, from Greek prōira; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
From Latin prora, from Ancient Greek πρῷρα (prōira).
- Alternative form of proa.