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 for prow
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prow \Prow\, n. [F. proue (cf. Sp. & Pg. proa, It. prua), L.
     prora, Gr. ?, akin to ? before. See Pro-, and cf. Prore.]
     The fore part of a vessel; the bow; the stem; hence, the
     vessel itself. --Wordsworth.
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           The floating vessel swum
           Uplifted, and secure with beaked prow
           rode tilting o'er the waves.             --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prow \Prow\, n.
     See Proa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prow \Prow\, a. [Compar. Prower; superl. Prowest.] [OF.
     prou, preu, F. preux, fr. L. pro, prod, in prodesse to be
     useful. See Pro-, and cf. Prude.]
     Valiant; brave; gallant; courageous. [Archaic] --Tennyson.
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           The prowest knight that ever field did fight.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prow \Prow\, n. [OE. & OF. prou. See Prow, a.]
     Benefit; profit; good; advantage. [Obs.]
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           That shall be for your hele and for your prow.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prow
      n 1: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of
           the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore,
           prow, stem]

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