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3 definitions found
 for Bowstring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowstring \Bow"string`\, n.
     1. The string of a bow.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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. --Balfour.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bowstring \Bow"string`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowstringedor
     Bowstrung; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowstringing.]
     To strangle with a bowstring.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bowstring
      n 1: the string of an archer's bow

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