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  • noun a propulsion unit mounted in or on the bow of a vehicle
  • noun nautical a sideways pointing thruster mounted in a tunnel in the bow or under the bow in a pod, for increased maneuverability
  • noun aviation a fixed or adjustable direction propeller unit mounted on the bow of an airship for increased maneuverability


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  • A propulsor installed near the bow of a ship to provide a transverse thrust component, thereby enhancing maneuverability.

    August 21, 2009