a maker or seller of archers' bows.
Origin of bowyer
1150–1200; Middle English bogiere, bouwyer, bouer;
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for bowyer
Historical Examples of bowyer
Get a good doctor, and put Miss Bowyer out, if you have to fetch a policeman.
Phillida said this with a sudden fire that dismayed Miss Bowyer.
Miss Bowyer had had one tilt with the authorities, and she preferred not to try it again.
As Miss Bowyer said this she paused in the vestibule with her back to Phillida.
Miss Bowyer opened the door suspiciously, standing in the doorway as she spoke.
British Dictionary definitions for bowyer
a person who makes or sells archery bows
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Word Origin and History for bowyer
"maker of bows," attested late 12c. as a surname, from bow (n.1) + -yer.
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