Definition of bowstring
: a waxed or sized cord joining the ends of a shooting bow
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In fact, to properly quarter the bowling lanes and its need for a large amount of open space, long-span bowstring trusses were added and then covered by a drop ceiling.
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BOWSTRING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bowstring for English Language Learners
: the strong, tight string that is used on a bow for shooting arrows
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Definition of bowstring for Students
: the cord connecting the two ends of a bow
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