Bowstring bridge
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]


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