bowman

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[boh-muh n]
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noun, plural bow·men.

an archer.

Nearby words

  1. bowling ball,
  2. bowling crease,
  3. bowling green,
  4. bowling on the green,
  5. bowls,
  6. bowman's capsule,
  7. bowman's gland,
  8. bowman's membrane,
  9. bowman's root,
  10. bowman's space

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.

Origin of bowman

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

Bowman

[boh-muh n]

noun

William ScottScotty, born 1933, Canadian hockey coach.
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British Dictionary definitions for bowman

bowman

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noun plural -men

an archer

noun plural -men

nautical an oarsman at the bow of a boatAlso called: bow oar
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Medicine definitions for bowman

Bowman

[bōmən]Sir William 1816-1892

British histologist, ophthalmologist, and surgeon who is noted for his studies of the eye, the kidney, and striated muscle.

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