bowman


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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.

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

bow•man

(ˈboʊ mən)

n., pl. -men.
an archer.
[1250–1300]
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
Translations

bowman

[ˈbəʊmən] N (bowmen (pl)) (= archer) → arquero m; (with crossbow) → ballestero m

bowman

n pl <-men> → Bogenschütze m

bowman

[ˈbaʊmən] n (-men (pl)) (Naut) → prodiere m
References in classic literature ?
A VERY SKILLFUL BOWMAN went to the mountains in search of game, but all the beasts of the forest fled at his approach.
camarades, there is no drop of French blood in my body, and I am a true English bowman, Samkin Aylward by name; and I tell you, mes amis, that it warms my very heart-roots to set my feet on the dear old land once more.
Not I, most worthy sir," cried the carrier, shrinking away from the fierce eyes of the bowman.
I trust that I am a better bowman than a minstrel," said he.
cried the bowman, passing his fingers through his curls, "you were not far from the feather-bed then, mon gar.
Each man, also, of the King's archers should shoot three arrows at the target bearing the colors of his band, until the best bowman in each band should be chosen.
Now if you had placed one of your shafts THERE"--loosing one of his own--"and another THERE"--out sped the second--"and another THERE"--the third was launched--"mayhap the King would have declared you the best bowman in all England
Last June, a speeding car struck Bowman while he stood in the street near his north Eugene home, nearly killing him.
Bowman left the Insurance Department at the end of 2008 and began work Jan.
At 26, Bowman has performed in a striking range of projects, from Broadway's Pirate Queen, South Pacific and Billy Elliot, to Pilobolus commercials and concerts.
Sitting at London's Royal Courts of Justice yesterday, Mr Justice Leveson told Bowman, 64, he would be 80 years old before he would be considered for release.