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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bowstring — Bow string , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bowstringed}or {Bowstrung}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bowstringing}.] To strangle with a bowstring. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bowstring — [bō′striŋ΄] n. 1. a cord stretched from one end of an archer s bow to the other 2. any strong, light cord vt. bowstringed or bowstrung, bowstringing to strangle with a bowstring; garrote …   English World dictionary

  • bowstring — /boh string /, n., v., bowstringed or bowstrung, bowstringing. n. 1. the string of an archer s bow. 2. a string, typically of horsehair, for the bow of an instrument of the violin and viol families. 3. (esp. in the Ottoman Empire) a similar… …   Universalium

  • bowstring — 1. noun the string of an archers bow 2. verb to strangle with a bowstring When the day broke ... it was high time for her to get up and be bowstrung a thing very little more pleasant than hanging, only a trifle more genteel …   Wiktionary

  • bowstring — /ˈboʊstrɪŋ/ (say bohstring) noun 1. the string of a bow. –verb (t) (bowstringed or bowstrung, bowstringing) 2. to strangle with a bowstring or any string or band …   Australian English dictionary

  • bowstring — n. & v. n. the string of an archer s bow. strangle with a bowstring (a former Turkish method of execution) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bowstring — noun Date: 14th century a waxed or sized cord joining the ends of a shooting bow …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bowstring — Pont bow string Un pont bow string est une catégorie de pont munie d un tablier (tirant) et de poutres latérales (en arc au dessus du tablier) qui sont encastrés l un dans l autre aux extrémités. En travée, le tablier est tenu par des suspentes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bowstring — n. cord of an archer s bow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowstring — noun the string of an archer s bow …   English new terms dictionary

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