bow·​yer | \ ˈbō-yər How to pronounce bowyer (audio) \

Definition of bowyer

: a maker of shooting bows

Examples of bowyer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zeljko Ilicic, bowyer, a maker of wooden bows and arrows, moulds a piece of wood to make a bow, in his workshop in the town of Lapovo, in central Serbia, Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Serbian bowyer inspired by childhood games," 14 Dec. 2017 Bow makers, known as bowyers, layer the wood with fiberglass, resin and occasionally some carbon (similar to what’s done in ski construction). Brigid Mander, WSJ, "Archery: The Ultimate Antidote to Information Overload," 6 July 2017 Bowyer won at Sonoma in 2012 and is piloting the car that Tony Stewart drove to victory — the last of Stewart’s NASCAR career — last year. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Bowyer hopes to take Lightning McQueen to victory lane again," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of bowyer

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bowyer

Middle English bowyere

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“Bowyer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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