bowman

noun (1)
bow·​man | \ ˈbō-mən How to pronounce bowman (audio) \

Definition of bowman

 (Entry 1 of 2)

bowman

noun (2)
bow·​man | \ ˈbau̇-mən How to pronounce bowman (audio) \

Definition of bowman (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of bowman

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1829, in the meaning defined above

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“Bowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowman. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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