Definition of bowel
- bowels of the earth
a disease of the bowel
They dug deep into the bowels of the earth.
The engine room is down in the bowels of the ship.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: the long tube in the body that helps digest food and carries solid waste out of the body
the bowels : the deep inner parts of something
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