bow window


: a usually curved bay window

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Another popular style of projection window is the bow window. Lia Picard, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2022 The views from the Park Hotel are breathtaking and for this reason, the bow window in the drawing room became a real focus during the renovation. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 15 May 2022 The setting, next to Hampton Court bridge with a bow window over the water is superb, a proper nod to post-Puritan life that resonates today. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 The living room to the right of the entrance includes a south-facing bow window shaped by the house’s tower, and one of several (nonworking) fireplaces. Julie Lasky, New York Times, 13 May 2020 Set behind gates, the Georgian traditional-style home features a wide, symmetrical front lined with creeping ivy and a pair of bow windows. Neal J. Leitereg, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2019 In addition to the spacious living room with fireplace, built-in shelving, bow window, and a Dutch door overlooking the river, there’s a formal dining room, updated kitchen, and three lovely bedrooms, including a huge master suite. Lauren Ro, Curbed, 25 May 2018 The reception hall on the ground floor connects three rooms: the drawing room straight ahead, with views of the lake from twin bow windows; a dining room on the left, which fits a table that can seat up to 14; and a family room, also on the left. Roxana Popescu, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1679, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bow window was in 1679

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“Bow window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

bow window

: a usually curved window that sticks out from the side of a building

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