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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bow·string /ˈboˌstrɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bow·string n.
 1. The string of a bow.
 2. A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.
 Bowstring bridge, a bridge formed of an arch of timber or iron, often braced, the thrust of which is resisted by a tie forming a chord of the arch.
 Bowstring girder, an arched beam strengthened by a tie connecting its two ends.
 Bowstring hemp Bot., the tenacious fiber of the Sanseviera Zeylanica, growing in India and Africa, from which bowstrings are made.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bow·string v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bowstringed or Bowstrung p. pr. & vb. n. Bowstringing.] To strangle with a bowstring.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the string of an archer's bow