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fiddle bow

[boh for 1, 2; bou for 3]
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noun
  1. a bow with which the strings of the violin or a similar instrument are set in vibration.
  2. a bow for driving the arbor of a small lathe, as one used by watchmakers.
  3. Nautical. clipper bow.

Origin of fiddle bow

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for fiddle bow

Historical Examples

  • Of all tools none, of course, is more exquisite than a fiddle-bow.

    Progress and History

    Various

  • His French Canadian comrade waved his fiddle-bow protestingly.

  • The strings for the fiddle-bow he made of hairs from the tail of the General's horse.

  • Of all tools, none, of course, is more exquisite than a fiddle-bow.

  • She opened her eyes and smiled at sight of the fiddle-bow and tuning-fork.

    Master of His Fate

    J. Mclaren Cobban