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    What is that thing on the front of old ships called?

    Sorry, this isn't a quizz to win the Porsche....Doh.

    I have tried a variety of search terms for that wooden maiden sculpture that was on the front of old ships but not getting image results I was expecting.
    Does anyone know the proper term of that piece? I think it may also have been a mermaid or something, just not sure.
    Any suggestions?

    Thanx in advance.
    Peter


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    its called a figurehead.

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    Chalk one up for Alex. He is correct.

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    I thought it was called the PROW.

    Hmmmm

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    google images search....

    figurehead gives the best results... but it would appear PROW is very very closely related in some way Jeff C. Something like a peak or outward point to a structure, house, ship, etc... got me.

    i tried doing goggle searches for pirate ship bow sculptures earlier with no luck... lol ... figurehead hit the nail on the head




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    This post just reminded me that Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World's End comes out May 25!!!!

    Keira Knightley is FINE!!!

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    Thanks!!

    Thanks everyone. I would had never found it on my own.

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    Just in case anyone is interested this is also where the term "head" came from for the restroon on a boat. The bow is where the crew went to relieve themselves.

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