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prow / prou/ • n. the portion of a ship’s bow above water. ∎  the pointed or projecting front part of something such as a car or building.

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prow. 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 sculpture on keystones or buildings associated with commerce or trade.

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prow XVI. — (O)F. proue — Pr. proa or It. dial. prua :— L. prōra — Gr. prôira, f. base repr. by L. prō before, in front of (PRO-1).