Definition of bowie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊi/
(also bowie knife)

noun (plural bowies)

A long knife with a blade that is double-edged at the point.
Example sentences
  • The weasel yanked a bowie knife out of a sheath on his hip and threw it at Lee, who nipped it neatly out of the air, and sent it thudding into the earth at the weasel's feet.
  • The bigger cat yanked his military-style bowie from its sheath.
  • A one-armed bear of a man, Sheriff Tom is, at 45, the oldest hobo, and he happens to own the biggest bowie knife, making him the logical choice to be the group's chief law-enforcement officer.


Mid 19th century: named after J. Bowie (see Bowie, Jim).

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