from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In archery, the hand used to pull the string and hold the arrow against it in drawing a bow; ordinarily, the right hand: opposed to bow-hand, 1.


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  • But I pray you, John, to loose gently, and not to pluck with the drawing-hand, for it is a trick that hath marred many a fine bowman. "

    The White Company


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