- a street in London, England: location of a metropolitan police court.
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Examples from the Web for bow street
The ferret was in the burrow,—a Bow-Street officer in the court!Lucretia, Complete
Go in a little while after to Bow-street, or Portugal-street.Here and There in London
J. Ewing Ritchie
It was no longer Bow-street, it was a million of men in arms against me.Caleb Williams
Brocard repeated his statement, on oath, at Bow-street, and Mr. Alley's cross-examination failed to shake his testimony.
A washerwoman lived next door, and a Bow-Street officer lived over the way.