(in canoeing) a technique in which a paddler in the bow holds the paddle at an angle from the side of the bow, using it as a rudder to steer.
a saw having a narrow blade held at both ends by a bowed handle. Historical Examples Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
the shock front along which the solar wind encounters a planet’s magnetic field. noun Examples Word Origin
the distance a bow sends an arrow. Historical Examples Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle The Trapper’s Daughter Gustave Aimard Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston Nooks and Corners of Shropshire H. Thornhill Timmins Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle Three Sioux Scouts Elmer Russell […]
a spar projecting from the upper end of the bow of a sailing vessel, for holding the tacks of various jibs or stays and often supporting a jib boom. Historical Examples A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden W. A. Ross Up the River Oliver Optic Gatherings From Spain Richard Ford Up the River […]