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

  • n. A stroke made by drawing a bow from handle to tip across the strings of a violin or other bowed instrument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow, in bowing a stringed instrument. Contrasted with up-bow, when the bow is moved in the opposite direction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In violin-playing, a stroke of the bow downward, beginning with the nut: opposed to up-bow.

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

  • n. a downward stroke from the heel to the tip of the bow

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