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bowman

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[ boh-muhn ]
/ ˈboʊ mən /
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noun, plural bow·men.
an archer.
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Origin of bowman

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

Other definitions for bowman (2 of 3)

bowman2
[ bou-muhn ]
/ ˈbaʊ mən /

noun, plural bow·men.

Origin of bowman

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First recorded in 1820–30; bow3 + -man

Other definitions for bowman (3 of 3)

Bowman
[ boh-muhn ]
/ ˈboʊ mən /

noun
William Scott "Scotty", born 1933, Canadian hockey coach.
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British Dictionary definitions for bowman (1 of 2)

bowman1
/ (ˈbəʊmən) /

noun plural -men
an archer

British Dictionary definitions for bowman (2 of 2)

bowman2
/ (ˈbaʊmən) /

noun plural -men
nautical an oarsman at the bow of a boatAlso called: bow oar
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