[boh for 1, 2; bou for 3]
- a bow with which the strings of the violin or a similar instrument are set in vibration.
- a bow for driving the arbor of a small lathe, as one used by watchmakers.
- Nautical. clipper bow.
Origin of fiddle bow
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for fiddle bow
Of all tools none, of course, is more exquisite than a fiddle-bow.Progress and History
His French Canadian comrade waved his fiddle-bow protestingly.Masters of the Wheat-Lands
The strings for the fiddle-bow he made of hairs from the tail of the General's horse.Folly as It Flies
Of all tools, none, of course, is more exquisite than a fiddle-bow.Inventors at Work
She opened her eyes and smiled at sight of the fiddle-bow and tuning-fork.Master of His Fate
J. Mclaren Cobban