verb (used with object), bowsed, bows·ing. Nautical.
Words nearby bowse
Definition for bowse (2 of 4)
noun, verb (used with or without object), bowsed, bows·ing.
Definition for bowse (3 of 4)
verb (used with object), boused, bous·ing. Nautical.
Origin of bouse1
Definition for bowse (4 of 4)
verb (used with or without object), boused, bous·ing.
Origin of bouse2
Examples from the Web for bowse
Mrs. Bowse's boarders and his hall bedroom had helped him to retain some hold over actual existence.
He returned to Mrs. Bowse's boarding-house so late that night that even Steinberger and Bowles had ended their day.
Mr. Mate, he cried, get all hands on to the main-topsl halliards and bowse the sail stiff up and down.Devil Stories|Various
“Your uncle is safe on board the Ione, and our good friend Bowse is one of the companions of my adventure,” replied Fleetwood.The Pirate of the Mediterranean|W.H.G. Kingston
"She's just a wonder," Mrs. Bowse and her boarders had said.