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bow·man 1

 (bō′mən)
n.
An archer.

bow·man 2

 (bou′mən)
n.
A person who rows or paddles at the bow of a boat.
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bowman

(ˈbəʊmən)
n, pl -men
(Archery) an archer

bowman

(ˈbaʊmən)
n, pl -men
(Nautical Terms) nautical an oarsman at the bow of a boat. Also called: bow oar
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bow•man

(ˈboʊ mən)

n., pl. -men.
an archer.
[1250–1300]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bowman - a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrowbowman - a person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
longbowman - a medieval English archer who used a longbow
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Translations

bowman

[ˈbəʊmən] N (bowmen (pl)) (= archer) → arquero m; (with crossbow) → ballestero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

bowman

n pl <-men> → Bogenschütze m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

bowman

[ˈbaʊmən] n (-men (pl)) (Naut) → prodiere m
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References in classic literature ?
From it issued as strange a sight as Carthoris ever had witnessed, though at the moment he had time to cast but a single fleeting glance at the tall bowmen emerging through the portal behind their long, oval shields; to note their flowing auburn hair; and to realize that the growling things at their side were fierce Barsoomian lions.
At the time he was lost in admiration at the deft way in which the jongleur disguised the loss of his two missing strings, and the lusty, hearty fashion in which he trolled out his little ballad of the outland bowmen, which ran in some such fashion as this: What of the bow?
Then must the spectators relieve their tense spirits by great cheering; while the King looked mighty proud of his skilled bowmen.