- a cord stretched from one end of an archer's bow to the other
- any strong, light cord
The cord attached to both ends of an archer's bow.
(third-person singular simple present bowstrings, present participle bowstringing, simple past and past participle bowstrung or bowstringed)
- to strangle with a bowstring
- Bowstring put an end to his life (1073).
- For parabolic or bowstring girders, when r =8, the limiting span is 1280 ft.
- Fle and his brother were seized and put to death, the instrument used being, according to Watson, the bowstring of Eastern story.
- The next year, however, Toghrul Beg got rid of both his antagonists, Ibrahim being taken prisoner and strangled with the bowstring, while Basasiri fell in battle.
- From some known examples, C varies from 1500 to 1800 for iron braced parallel or bowstring girders, and from 1200 to 1500 for similar girders of steel.