Translation of figurehead in Spanish:

figurehead

mascarón de proa, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪɡjərˌhɛd//ˈfɪɡəhɛd/

noun

Nautical

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    mascarón de proa masculine
    he's merely a figurehead no es más que una figura decorativa
    • The ship was monstrous, and her figurehead suited her perfectly.
    • Although the public saw the usual hands at the wheel of the ship of state, they were as decorative as the figureheads on the bows of old sailing ships.
    • Included are live demonstrations by a museum carver on how sailors depicted women on figureheads which, when placed on the bow of a ship, served to ward off harm at sea.
    • Some boats are shown with cabins, prows and figureheads and some carry animals.
    • Humphreys turned to Rush for preliminary designs for all the figureheads and stern carvings, and for a list of carvers who could accomplish the work in a timely fashion.
    • The incomers were principally craftsmen, carving ships' figureheads and occasional portrait busts.
    • In America during the colonial era there had been many wood carvers creating ship's figureheads and church furnishings.
    • For instance, the figurehead was changed to an allegorical figure that evoked the ship's new name.
    • As she arrived at the bow, her eyes were drawn upwards along the prow, to where an ancient figurehead stood watch.
    • She is truly formidable (in the French sense of the word), rather like one of those fantastic figureheads on a tall ship.
    • There were handsome ships anchored in the harbor, many-sailed with delicately carved figureheads.
    • Because figureheads were intended to lead the ship onward in a rush of motion, neoclassical figures, in the final analysis, were not compatible.
    • Whilst it is fairly certain that they did indeed have figureheads on their ships, only a small elite would have carried them, and they would have all been warships of some description.
    • There are numerous maritime antiques, pictures and figureheads as well as ship models to be found throughout.
    • The figureheads, harking back to the days of sail, stand up to 1.5 metres (five feet) tall and have been suggested by Trafalgar 200 organisers to stimulate interest in all things nautical at an early age.
    • She reached the anchored ship and recognized the figurehead upon its prow.
    • Galleries showcase an international collection of ship models, figureheads, small craft, paintings, and antique navigation instruments.
    • In the merchant marine figureheads portraying the skip's owner or builder and their wives, daughters, or sweethearts were popular.
    • Examples of women as ornamentation can be traced back to the use of female figureheads on the prows of ships.
    • Built with the best materials, to the highest standard, her clipper ship bow and figurehead are still intact.