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Bower Bo"wer, n. [From {Bow}, v. & n.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who bows or bends. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship. [1913 Webster]

3. A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

His rawbone arms, whose mighty brawned bowers Were wont to rive steel plates and helmets hew. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{Best bower}, {Small bower}. See {the Note under Anchor}. [1913 Webster]


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