(Bow"grace`) n. (Naut.) A frame or fender of rope or junk, laid out at the sides or bows of a
vessel to secure it from injury by floating ice.
1. (Archery) The hand that holds the bow, i. e., the left hand.
Surely he shoots wide on the bow hand.
2. (Mus.) The hand that draws the bow, i. e., the right hand.
(Bow"head`) n. (Zoöl.) The great Arctic or Greenland whale. See Baleen, and Whale.
(Bow"ie knife`) A knife with a strong blade from ten to fifteen inches long, and double-edged
near the point; used as a hunting knife, and formerly as a weapon in the southwestern part of the
United States. It was named from its inventor, Colonel James Bowie. Also, by extension, any large
(Bow"ing) n. (Mus.)
1. The act or art of managing the bow in playing on stringed instruments.
Bowing constitutes a principal part of the art of the violinist, the violist, etc.
J. W. Moore.
2. In hatmaking, the act or process of separating and distributing the fur or hair by means of a bow, to
prepare it for felting.
(Bow"ing*ly) adv. In a bending manner.
(Bow"knot`) n. A knot in which a portion of the string is drawn through in the form of a loop or
bow, so as to be readily untied.
(Bowl) n. [OE. bolle, AS. bolla; akin to Icel. bolli, Dan. bolle, G. bolle, and perh. to E. boil a
tumor. Cf. Boll.]
1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Brought them food in bowls of basswood.
2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
(Bowl) n. [F. boule, fr. L. bulla bubble, stud. Cf. Bull an edict, Bill a writing.]
1. A ball of wood or other material used for rolling on a level surface in play; a ball of hard wood having
one side heavier than the other, so as to give it a bias when rolled.
2. pl. An ancient game, popular in Great Britain, played with biased balls on a level plat of greensward.
Like an uninstructed bowler, . . . who thinks to attain the jack by delivering his bowl straightforward
Sir W. Scott.
3. pl. The game of tenpins or bowling. [U.S.]