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bowman1

[boh-muh n] /ˈboʊ mən/
noun, plural bowmen.
1.
an archer.
Origin of bowman1
1250-1300
Middle English word dating back to 1250-1300; See origin at bow2, -man

bowman2

[bou-muh n] /ˈbaʊ mən/
noun, plural bowmen.
1.
bow3 (def 4).
Origin
First recorded in 1820-30; bow3 + -man

Bowman

[boh-muh n] /ˈboʊ mən/
noun
1.
William Scott ("Scotty") born 1933, Canadian hockey coach.
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  • "Nay, there you are wide of the clout," the bowman said gravely.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The bowman looked down at his feet and then up at the moon, "Parbleu!"

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • A steady hand and a true eye, boys; so let two quarts be a bowman's portion.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "I have shot nothing but arrows," answered the bowman obstinately.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • But when it came to the chaperone, a Mrs. Dr. bowman, things were different.

British Dictionary definitions for bowman

bowman1

/ˈbəʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
an archer

bowman2

/ˈbaʊmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
(nautical) an oarsman at the bow of a boat Also called bow oar
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bowman in Medicine

Bowman Bow·man (bō'mən), Sir William. 1816-1892.

British histologist, ophthalmologist, and surgeon who is noted for his studies of the eye, the kidney, and striated muscle.

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