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bowse

play
verb, \ˈbau̇z\

Definition of bowse

bowsedbowsing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to haul by means of a tackle

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to bowse something



Origin of bowse

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1593

Rhymes with bowse


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