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Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A word used, though rarely by sailors, to describe the forward end of a vessel. It was also a term used in the 16th and 17th centuries to denote the fore gun-deck of a naval vessel where...

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prow

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 42 words.

Essential embellishment of the *columna rostrata, consisting of three sets of prows (rostra) and rams of

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prow

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 41 words.

Essential embellishment of the columna rostrata, consisting of three sets of prows (rostra) and rams of Antique

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prow

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Essential embellishment of the columna rostrata, consisting of three sets of prows (rostra) and rams of Antique warships projecting on either side of the column. Rostra are also found as...

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Prower, Brigadier John Mervyn

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. 90 words.

DSO 1916

Born 8 March 1885; s of late Lieut-Colonel J. Elton Prower; m 1st, 1910, Una Catherine Corse-Scott (d 1915); one d...

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prow

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A word used, though rarely by sailors, to describe the forward end of a vessel. It was also a term used in the 16th and 17th centuries to denote the fore gun-deck of a naval vessel where...

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prow

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 8 words.

The front end of a water-borne vessel.

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Prows

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 13 words.

Probably a variant of English Prowse.

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Prow

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

English: variant of Prue.

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prow

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 50 words.

allow, avow, Bilbao, Bissau, bough, bow, bow-wow, brow, cacao, chow, ciao, cow, dhow, Dow, endow, Foochow, Frau, Hangzhou,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 50 words.

allow, avow, Bilbao, Bissau, bough, bow, bow-wow, brow, cacao, chow, ciao, cow, dhow, Dow, endow, Foochow, Frau, Hangzhou,

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prow

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 27 words.

XVI. — (O)F. proue — Pr. proa or It. dial. prua :— L. prōra — Gr. prôira, f. base

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Edited by I. C. B. Dear and Peter Kemp.

in The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maritime History. 61 words.

a word used, though rarely by sailors, to describe the forward end of a vessel. It was also a term

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Prow

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 35 words.

Current frequencies: GB 149, Ireland 1 • GB frequency 1881: 40 • Main GB location 1881: scattered in England:

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prow

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 11 words.

n. the portion of a ship’s bow above water.

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prowly <i>n.</i> (<i>US</i>)

Jonathon Green.

in Green's Dictionary of Slang

January 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 34 words.

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Prew

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 174 words.

Variants: Prue, Prow

Current frequencies: GB 592, Ireland 13 • GB frequency 1881: 373 • Main GB location

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columna rostrata

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 39 words.

Tuscan column on a pedestal, its shaft embellished with sculpted prows (rostra) of Antique Roman warships, originally

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acrostolium

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 27 words.

Part of the prow of an Antique warship, often circular, spiral, or shaped to resemble an animal: representations can be

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gondola

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 56 words.

1. Name of the narrow boat with a high prow and stern, plying for hire on the canals of Venice.

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