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1 A raised platform in the bows of the old-fashioned oared whaleboat from which the harpoon was launched by hand.

2 A metal tubular frame, U shaped in plan, at the bow of a yacht. To it are fixed the forward ends of the lifelines or guardrails rigged for the safety of hands working on deck.

See also pushpit.

See also pushpit.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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