from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ship-building, a bow the shape of which bears a general resemblance to the bowl of a spoon. Whale-back steamers of the Great Lakes and some yachts have such bows.


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  • I offered again to take the sculls, but she took no notice and rowed on, so that I was a silent passenger on the stem seat till we reached her boat, a spruce little yacht's gig, built to the native model, with a spoon-bow and tiny lee-boards.

    The Riddle of the Sands Childers, Erskine, 1870-1922 1955


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