bowstring

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

bowstring (plural bowstrings)

  1. The string of an archer's bow.
  2. (historical) A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.

Derived termsEdit

  • bowstring bridge
  • bowstring girder
  • bowstring hemp

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VerbEdit

bowstring (third-person singular simple present bowstrings, present participle bowstringing, simple past and past participle bowstrung or bowstringed)

  1. (transitive) to strangle with a bowstring
Last modified on 23 February 2014, at 14:46