1 The outward curve of the bows of a ship, which is designed to throw the water outwards when meeting a head sea, instead of letting it come straight up over the bows.
2 A signal, nowadays a distress signal, fired from a very pistol, but also hand held. They are part of the equipment of many yachts for use in an emergency, and are also part of the equipment of a lifesaving raft or inflatable.
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