Definition of 'bow wave'
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There was a sort of bow wave of lamentation or derision always breaking over the head of the column.A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990 (2002) THE MAIN CAGES (2002)
The red ensign snapped out from her staff and the bow wave showed she was steaming at what would have been her top speed back then.LET NOT THE DEEP (2002)
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