Definitions

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  • n. One who manufactures bows (for archery or for musical instruments).

Etymologies

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bow +‎ maker

Examples

  • Compton had worked in the shop of Barnes, the bowmaker of Forest Grove,

    Hunting with the Bow and Arrow

  • Think you that the smith and the shepherd, the bowmaker and the weaver, would be any the happier could they read or even write than they are as they sing Saxon songs over their work?

    Wulf the Saxon A Story of the Norman Conquest

  • He is not, as he supposes, the son of Giles Fletcher, citizen and bowmaker, but is the lawfully born son of Sir Roland Somers, erst of Westerham and Hythe, who was killed in the troubles at the commencement of your majesty's reign.

    St. George for England

  • Moreover, Geoffrey was still a bachelor, and he thought that the boy, whom he as well as Giles had come to love as a son, might, should he not take up the trade of war, prefer the occupation of an armourer to that of a bowmaker, in which case he would take him some day as his partner in the forge.

    St. George for England

  • A French bow (with a small "frog" or grip) made by bowmaker Rick Reeve has been donated by Leslee Rickard, from Fleming Island, Fla.

    Media Newswire

  • "He was probably the best bowmaker since the Middle Ages."

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  • Not a stern chap.

    February 6, 2011