Meaning of bowstring
Pronunciation: (bō'string"), [key]
— n., v., -stringed -strung, -string•ing.
- the string of an archer's bow.
- a string, typically of horsehair, for the bow of an instrument of the violin and viol families.
- (esp. in the Ottoman Empire) a similar string for killing people by strangulation.
- to strangle with a bowstring or any string or band.
- bowstring (Thesaurus)