Prow

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The prow of USS Salem

The prow is the forward-most part of a ship's bow that cuts through the water. The prow is the part of the bow above the waterline; the terms prow and bow are often used interchangeably to describe the most forward part of a ship and its surrounding parts. In old naval parlance, the prow was the battery of guns placed in the fore gun-deck[dubious ].

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