bowhunting

noun bow·hunt·ing \ ˈbō-ˌhən-tiŋ \

Definition of bowhunting

chiefly US
: hunting especially of large game animals (such as deer) done with bow and arrow
  • When Prenzlow questioned the hunter, he admitted that he had just killed an elk—but legally, by bowhunting.
  • —Fred QuartaroneColorado OutdoorsJanuary 1992

bowhunt

play \ˈbō-ˌhənt\ verb, transitive + intransitive, bowhunted; bowhunting; bowhunts
    • He's bowhunted whitetails, elk, and bears across the country.
    • —Bill WinkeField & StreamSeptember 2007
    • … was just returning from a hunting trip in Arizona, where he had bowhunted for black bear.
    • —Carl Sampson, Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon)1 June 2011

bowhunter

noun, plural bowhunters
    • The public image of a bowhunter involves great strength with which to draw his bow.
    • —Doug KittredgeBow & ArrowSeptember 1967

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First Known Use of bowhunting

1920


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