Bow"string` (?), n.


The string of a bow.


A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.

Bowstring bridge, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is resisted by a tie forming a chord of the arch. -- Bowstring girder, an arched beam strengthened by a tie connecting its two ends. -- Bowstring hemp Bot., the tenacious fiber of the Sanseviera Zeylanica, growing in India and Africa, from which bowstrings are made.



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Bow"string` (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowstringed () ∨ Bowstrung (); p. pr. & vb. n. Bowstringing.]

To strangle with a bowstring.


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