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1. One who makes or sells bows for archery.
2. Archaic An archer.
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a person who makes or sells archery bows
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(ˈboʊ yər)

a maker or seller of archers' bows.
[1150–1200; Middle English bogiere, bouwyer; see bow2, -yer]
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