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.
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).
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