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bowyer

[boh-yer]
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noun
  1. a maker or seller of archers' bows.
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Origin of bowyer

1150–1200; Middle English bogiere, bouwyer, bouer; see bow2, -yer
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  • Get a good doctor, and put Miss Bowyer out, if you have to fetch a policeman.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • Phillida said this with a sudden fire that dismayed Miss Bowyer.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • Miss Bowyer had had one tilt with the authorities, and she preferred not to try it again.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • As Miss Bowyer said this she paused in the vestibule with her back to Phillida.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston

  • Miss Bowyer opened the door suspiciously, standing in the doorway as she spoke.

    The Faith Doctor

    Edward Eggleston


British Dictionary definitions for bowyer

bowyer

noun
  1. a person who makes or sells archery bows
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Word Origin and History for bowyer

n.

"maker of bows," attested late 12c. as a surname, from bow (n.1) + -yer.

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