bowshot (plural bowshots)
- (archery) The act of firing an arrow from a bow
- 1900, Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson, The Antiquary, page 113:
- It is, however, interesting in connection with that fact to remember that the last bowshot in English warfare was fired during the Civil War.
- The distance that the arrow of an average archer can effectively travel.
- 1862, William Laxton, “On rifled guns and projectiles adapted for attacking armour plate defences”, in The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, page 395:
- If you will obligingly, set up your armour targets within a shortened range, say, for instance, a Robin Hood bowshot of 200 yards, you shall see what the brute force of the old smooth-bore will do.
- 1994, Henry Gilbert, Robin Hood, page 48:
- They are within a bowshot of the kirk door.