"It's not heavy and resembles the prow of a ship," Zanotti told The Daily Beast in an email.
The figure of the girl in the prow of the hindmost boat was blurred and indistinct.
She looked at him as he stood with his hand on the prow of the boat.
Her sail was furled, she looked taut and trim, and he could discern a figure at her prow which raised its arms and again hallooed.
As the prow drove forward down-stream, exultation entered into him.
He knew how to handle his paddle, however, the 15 prow of his craft keeping true though his strokes were slow and powerful.
It seemed as if something had gone awry with the prow of their ship.
An up-curl was steamed on the prow of each, and rawhide lashings held all to the crossbars.
The anchor is cast from the prow; the sterns are grounded on the beach.
And in the night our vessel strikes its prow against the rocks.
"forepart of a ship," 1550s, from Middle French proue, from Italian (Genoese) prua, from Vulgar Latin *proda, by dissimilation from Latin prora "prow," from Greek proira, related to pro "before, forward," proi "early in the morning," from PIE *pre-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
Middle English and early Modern English (and Scott) had prore in same sense, from Latin. Modern Italian has proda only in sense "shore, bank." Prow and poop meant "the whole ship," hence 16c.-17c. figurative use of the expression for "the whole" (of anything).