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NOUN (1)

1. the string of an archer's bow;

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bowstring \Bow"string`\, n. 1. The string of a bow. [1913 Webster] 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders. [1913 Webster] Bowstring bridge, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is resisted by a tie forming a chord of the arch. Bowstring girder, an arched beam strengthened by a tie connecting its two ends. Bowstring hemp (Bot.), the tenacious fiber of the Sanseviera Zeylanica, growing in India and Africa, from which bowstrings are made. --Balfour. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bowstring \Bow"string`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowstringedor Bowstrung; p. pr. & vb. n. Bowstringing.] To strangle with a bowstring. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bowstring n 1: the string of an archer's bow