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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowstring  \Bow"string`\,  n. 
  1.  The  string  of  a  bow. 
 
  2.  A  string  used  by  the  Turks  for  strangling  offenders. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bowstring  \Bow"string`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bowstringed}or 
  {Bowstrung};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Bowstringing}.] 
  To  strangle  with  a  bowstring. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bowstring 
  n  :  the  string  of  an  archer's  bow 




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