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The cord attached to both ends of an archer's bow.


(Archery) the string of an archer's bow, usually consisting of three strands of hemp



1. the string of an archer's bow.
2. a horsehair string on the bow of a musical instrument.
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Noun1.bowstring - the string of an archer's bowbowstring - the string of an archer's bow  
bow - a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
cord - a line made of twisted fibers or threads; "the bundle was tied with a cord"


[ˈbəʊstrɪŋ] Ncuerda f de arco
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With this history the king was even more profoundly interested than with the other -- and, as the day broke before its conclusion(notwithstanding all the queen's endeavors to get through with it in time for the bowstringing), there was again no resource but to postpone that ceremony as before, for twenty-four hours.
Therefore, it is the consensus of researchers that reconstruction of transverse carpal ligament after total cut-off was essential.8 Mathoulin9 reestablished the transverse carpal ligament with skin flap transplantation in corpses, which can increase the volume of carpal tunnel by about 40.92% and prevent bowstringing of flexor tendon effectively.
Surgical reconstruction using the technique described by Widstrom is recommended for acute injuries with clinical evidence of bowstringing. Ultrasound and MRI are the current modalities best suited for confirming clinical findings.