Bow roller

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A large roller incorporated into the stem head to facilitate the handling of chain or lines over the bow.

Note :

A ramp may be used instead of a roller, in which case the term bow ramp is used.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM