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A warning shot directed from ship or shore and designed to pass close to the bow of a vessel without hitting it. 3, record 1, English, - shot%20across%20the%20bow
The next day she fired a shot across the bow of Nashville when that merchantman appeared with no colours flying. 4, record 1, English, - shot%20across%20the%20bow
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