Bow hand
Bow hand Bow" hand` 1. (Archery) The hand that holds the bow, i. e., the left hand. [1913 Webster]

Surely he shoots wide on the bow hand. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mus.) The hand that draws the bow, i. e., the right hand. [1913 Webster]


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  • bow-hand — bowˈ hand noun The hand in which the bow is held, normally in archery, the left, in stringed instrument playing, the right • • • Main Entry: ↑bow …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow hand — [bō] n. the hand that holds the bow in archery or in playing a violin, cello, etc …   English World dictionary

  • bow hand — noun 1. : the left hand : left direction used especially in archery in the phrase on the bow hand 2. : the hand that draws the bow of a stringed musical instrument a light bow hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • bow hand — /ˈboʊ hænd/ (say boh hand) noun 1. Archery the hand that holds the bow, usually the left hand. 2. Music the hand that draws the bow, usually the right hand. {bow2 + hand} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bow hand — /boh/ 1. Archery. the hand that holds the bow, the left hand for right handed people. 2. Music. the hand that draws the bow. [1580 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • bow-hand — n. 1. (Archery.) The left hand. 2. (Mus.) The right hand …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • on the bow hand — Wide of the mark • • • Main Entry: ↑bow …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hand — (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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