meaning of bowstring

bowstring meaning in General Dictionary

To strangle with a bowstring

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  • The sequence of a bow
  • the string of an archer's bow
  • The sequence of a bow.
  • a sequence employed by the Turks for strangling offenders.
  • To strangle with a bowstring.

bowstring meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The sequence of a bow.

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  • (n.) A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.
  • (v. t.) To strangle with a bowstring.

Sentence Examples with the word bowstring

Ahab stooped to clear it; he did clear it; but the flying turn caught him round the neck, and voicelessly as Turkish mutes bowstring their victim, he was shot out of the boat, ere the crew knew he was gone.

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