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bow thruster

[bou] /baʊ/
noun
1.
a propeller located in a ship's bow to provide added maneuverability, as when docking.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples for bow thruster
  • In addition to twin screws, the ship utilizes a bow thruster to maneuver ship to and away from a pier.
  • Knowledge of effects of speed, trim and draft on bow thruster.
  • Twin propellers, a bow thruster, and hydraulic anchor winch provide a variety of options for stationary sampling.

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