bowse

verb
\ ˈbau̇z How to pronounce bowse (audio) \
bowsed; bowsing

Definition of bowse

transitive verb

: to haul by means of a tackle

intransitive verb

: to bowse something

First Known Use of bowse

circa 1614, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for bowse

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“Bowse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowse. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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