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bowman

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noun bow·man \ ˈbō-mən \

Definition of bowman

:archer 1

First Known Use of bowman

13th century


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bowman

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noun bow·man \ ˈbau̇-mən \

Definition of bowman

:a boatman, oarsman, or paddler stationed in the front of a boat

First Known Use of bowman

1829


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