Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) The man who rows the foremost oar in a boat; the bow oar.
  • noun A man who uses a bow; an archer.
  • noun (Bot.) See Indian physic, under Indian.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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bow (of boat or ship) + -man

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bow (weapon) + -man

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