bowstring

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bow·string

 (bō′strĭng′)
n.
The cord attached to both ends of an archer's bow.

bowstring

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

bow•string

(ˈboʊˌstrɪŋ)

n.
1. the string of an archer's bow.
2. a horsehair string on the bow of a musical instrument.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
Translations

bowstring

[ˈbəʊstrɪŋ] Ncuerda f de arco
References in classic literature ?
When the day broke, it so happened that this history was not altogether finished, and that Scheherazade, in the nature of things could not finish it just then, since it was high time for her to get up and be bowstrung -- a thing very little more pleasant than hanging, only a trifle more genteel.