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Note that prow can also be used to refer to the front end of a ship.
a bow (and arrows), a bow (for a violin): a curved piece of wood with a tight string, used to shoot (arrows); an implement used to play (a violin)
to bow: to bend, to incline, to nod
to bow to somebody to bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head as a respectful salutation
UK: I bought Robin Hood's bow and arrows at an auction.
US: When I met the Queen, I forgot to bow. It was very embarrassing.
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- "Imagine the beautiful sunsets seen from the bow of a cruise ship."
- "Horatio : The sort of thing you play with a bow?"
- "We bow to you our gracious King"
- "I will not bow to any sponsor."
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