Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bowstaff.

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Examples

  • I should think it would be a fair number, though presumably you'd have to take them from a sort of ring around the junction of the heartwood with the sapwood, since a bowstave was supposed to have both types of wood in the right positions.

    Bowmen in medieval Wales

  • Rick - that may also be related to the availability of the technology; horse archery cultures tend to use compound bows to get sufficient power from a short bowstave, and compound bows are very complicated and sophisticated things.

    Bowmen in medieval Wales

  • And a wooden bowstave would be less likely to survive to be dug up by archaeologists, even if one was buried with its owner.

    Bowmen in medieval Wales

  • She held her bowstave propped in front of her with both hands as if to keep them from making fists.

    Knife of Dreams

  • The bowstave he left in the wagon he shared with Egeanin and Domon. neither of whom was there, then headed for Tuon's faded purple wagon.

    Knife of Dreams

  • But he had not come for breakfast or a bowstave any more than for gambling.

    Knife of Dreams

  • Birgitte muttered a curse before following her. swishing her bowstave sideways through the air as though thinking of striking someone.

    Knife of Dreams

  • "So you say, so you say," Mat muttered, lowering one end of the bowstave to the stone floor so he could lean on it.

    Knife of Dreams

  • The next morning, with the sun just rising toward a cloudless sky, he was sitting on the steps of his green wagon, carefully scraping at the bowstave with a sharp knife-you had to be careful, almost delicate: a careless slice could ruin all your work-when Egeanin and Domon came out.

    Knife of Dreams

  • Realizing the Illianer was beginning to glare at him, he hastily got to his feet and made a presentable bow over the bowstave.

    Knife of Dreams

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