verb (used with object), bow·stringed or bow·strung, bow·string·ing.
Examples from the Web for bowstring
It was as if the curve was a big bent bow, and the road, if continued straight, would be represented by the bowstring.The White Crystals|Howard R. Garis
Each thread will stand a strain of six pounds; therefore, a bowstring of fifty strands will suspend a weight of 300 pounds.
The first man that cometh a foot forward, or toucheth finger to bowstring, dieth!The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood|Howard Pyle
Tharn ruefully rubbed an angry welt on his left wrist where the bowstring had stung him.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
This is the method of manufacturing a bowstring as devised by the late Mr. Maxson and described in American Archery.