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bow-iron

[ boh-ahy-ern ]
/ ˈboʊˌaɪ ərn /
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noun
(on the car of a sidewalk elevator) a metal arch for parting the cellar doors as the elevator rises.
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Origin of bow-iron

First recorded in 1875–80
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