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bow window

[boh] /boʊ/
a rounded bay window.
Origin of bow window
First recorded in 1745-55
Related forms
bow-windowed, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They had withdrawn into the bow window out of earshot of the rest of the room.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • It had a bow window on the south side, and three Luthern windows in the roof.

    Berties Home Madeline Leslie
  • On the right Marguerite's house, with a bow window facing the audience.

  • But Johnstone had turned away, and was staring out of the bow window.

    Studies in Wives Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • Lancelot Vane was then sitting in the bow window of the coffee-room.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce
  • I left her, and went into the bow window, where I could see her face.

  • The infra-red waves, flung from the bow window, were of a frequency which Snap and I believed that Grantline could not pick up.

  • There was a bow window with a south exposure, and in the recess stood a huge easy-chair.

    The Boss of Wind River David Goodger (
  • In such cases the bow window may be set off from the room by glass doors; one then has a miniature conservatory.

  • The day's proceedings began at nine o'clock with a regal breakfast, partaken of at a very long table which ran into a bow window.

British Dictionary definitions for bow window

bow window

a bay window in the shape of a curve
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