bow window



a rounded bay window.

Origin of bow window

First recorded in 1745–55
Related formsbow-win·dowed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bow window

niche, recess, opening, nook, compartment, oriel

Examples from the Web for bow window

Historical Examples of bow window

  • The dining-room was on the side opposite the living-room, and had also a bow-window.

  • As for the rest, Boodle's is all we can promise; miserable consolation for the bow-window.

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • The end one were bigger than the rest, and had a bow-window to it.

    True to his Colours

    Theodore P. Wilson

  • Somerset jumped up, drew aside the curtains, and stepped into the bow-window.

    A Laodicean

    Thomas Hardy

  • Barbara's bow-window was touched by it, and—what did it mean?

British Dictionary definitions for bow window

bow window


a bay window in the shape of a curve
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