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Venetian boat characterized by raised curved ends and steered by an oar.
gondola oar prow ornament

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Long piece of wood that is broad and flat at one end; it is mounted on the boat and pulled by one or more people to propel the boat.

prow ornament click to hear

The iron prow is characteristic of gondolas; it symbolizes the pointed caps of the doges and the districts of Venice.