verb (used with object), bowsed, bows·ing. Nautical.
noun, verb (used with or without object), bowsed, bows·ing.
verb (used with object), boused, bous·ing. Nautical.
Origin of bouse1
verb (used with or without object), boused, bous·ing.
Origin of bouse2
Examples from the Web for bowse
Historical Examples of bowse
“I see something which has a sail, though,” exclaimed Bowse.
“And you,” said Zappa, in the same patois, turning to Bowse.
“I would rather we could catch her again with a few of them in her,” observed Bowse.
Bowse repeated the question, in the lingua Franca of those seas.
“No, miss, the cold—the night air may do you harm,” rejoined Bowse.