bowman

1
[boh-muh n]

Origin of bowman

1
Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at bow2, -man

bowman

2
[bou-muh n]
noun, plural bow·men.
  1. bow3(def 4).

Origin of bowman

2
First recorded in 1820–30; bow3 + -man

Bowman

[boh-muh n]
noun
  1. William ScottScotty, born 1933, Canadian hockey coach.
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Examples from the Web for bowman

Contemporary Examples of bowman

Historical Examples of bowman

  • "Nay, there you are wide of the clout," the bowman said gravely.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • The bowman looked down at his feet and then up at the moon, "Parbleu!"

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • A steady hand and a true eye, boys; so let two quarts be a bowman's portion.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • "I have shot nothing but arrows," answered the bowman obstinately.

    Alarms and Discursions

    G. K. Chesterton

  • But when it came to the chaperone, a Mrs. Dr. Bowman, things were different.


British Dictionary definitions for bowman

bowman

1
noun plural -men
  1. an archer

bowman

2
noun plural -men
  1. nautical an oarsman at the bow of a boatAlso called: bow oar
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bowman in Medicine

Bowman

[bōmən]Sir William 1816-1892
  1. British histologist, ophthalmologist, and surgeon who is noted for his studies of the eye, the kidney, and striated muscle.
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