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fiddle bow

[ boh for 1, 2; bou for 3 ]
/ boʊ for 1, 2; baʊ for 3 /
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noun

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.

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Origin of fiddle bow

First recorded in 1820–30
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