bow window

[ boh ]
See synonyms for bow window on
  1. a rounded bay window.

Origin of bow window

First recorded in 1745–55

Other words from bow window

  • bow-windowed, adjective

Words Nearby bow window Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bow window in a sentence

  • The panels were modelled on the old stage coach design, and a great bow window adorned each end.

  • Gwynne walked about the large old-fashioned room with its bow-window, and alcove for the bed.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • She recollected, at last, the sash-door of a bow-window belonging to a room that was never occupied but in summer.

    Camilla | Fanny Burney
  • The three of us stood in the bow window and occupied ourselves in admiring the magnificent view.

    The Poison Belt | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Maria, who began to like her bow-window better than ever, sat near it to scent the fragrance of her flowers.

British Dictionary definitions for bow window

bow window

/ (bəʊ) /

  1. a bay window in the shape of a curve

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