bowstring definition

  • noun:
    • The cable attached with both stops of an archer's bow.
    • the sequence of an archer's bow
    • The string of a bow.
    • A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.
    • The sequence of a bow, through which it really is drawn plus the arrow discharged.
    • an equivalent sequence useful for strangling offenders inside Ottoman empire; thus, by metonymy, execution by strangling.
    • the sequence of an archer's bow
  • verb:
    • to strangle with a bowstring
  • verb-transitive:
    • To strangle with a bowstring.
  • others:
    • To provide with a bowstring.
    • To strangle with a bowstring.

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