Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An archer.
  • n. A person who oars, rows, or paddles at the bow of a boat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An archer.
  • n. The person, in a team or among oarsmen, positioned nearest the bow

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man who uses a bow; an archer.
  • n. The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man who uses a bow; an archer. See cut in preceding column.
  • n. The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow-oar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow

Etymologies

bow (weapon) + -man (Wiktionary)
bow (of boat or ship) + -man (Wiktionary)

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