The definition of a prow is the front part of a ship or boat, or the note of an airplane.noun
An example of a prow is where the "flying" scene in the film Titanic took place on the ship.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < OFr prou, brave, var. of prud: see proud
- the forward part of a ship or boat; bow
- a part like this, as the nose of an airplane
Origin: Fr proue, earlier proe < It dial. (Genoese) prua < L prora < Gr prōira, prow: for IE base see province
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- Nautical The forward part of a ship's hull; the bow.
- A projecting forward part, such as the front end of a ski.
Origin: French 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.