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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