bowse

verb
\ˈbau̇z \
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

origin unknown

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