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The angle of the bowsprit in relation to the horizontal. A high-steeved bowsprit is one well cocked up towards the vertical. In ancient single-masted sailing ships the bowsprit was always very high steeved, and in fact became the forerunner of the foremast when the two- and three-masted rig was adopted.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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