Bow instrument

(Mus.) any stringed instrument from which the tones are produced by the bow.

See also: Bow

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It is rehearsal time just hours ahead of a concert at an open-air auditorium in a national park, and around 30 fledgling classical musicians enthusiastically strum, pluck and bow instruments they have held but never seen.