Bow (ship)

Bow of the cruise ship Spirit of Endeavour

The bow / is the forward part of the hull of a ship or boat, the point that is usually most forward when the vessel is underway. Both of the adjectives fore and forward mean towards the bow. The other end of the boat is the stern.

Etymology

From Middle Dutch boech or Old Norse bógr (shoulder).

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Boeg
aragonés: Prova
català: Proa
eesti: Vöör
Ελληνικά: Πλώρη
español: Proa
Esperanto: Pruo
euskara: Branka
français: Proue
galego: Proa
한국어: 현두
hrvatski: Pramac
Bahasa Indonesia: Haluan kapal
íslenska: Stefni
italiano: Prua
ქართული: გემის ქიმი
Kiswahili: Omo
Bahasa Melayu: Haluan
Nederlands: Boeg (schip)
日本語: 船首
norsk: Baug
occitan: Proa
português: Proa
română: Provă
Simple English: Bow (ship)
slovenčina: Čelo (loď)
српски / srpski: Прамац (брод)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Pramac
Türkçe: Pruva
粵語: 船頭
中文: 船首