Definition of bowshot in English:
The distance to which a bow can send an arrow: the two armies camped almost within bowshot of each other
More example sentences
- Our goal was so close; the city walls were a little bit more than a bowshot away.
- The dangerous stretch of forest was already well within bowshot or he would have opted for stopping where they were to reorder their own ranks and let the enemy - assuming there was an enemy - come to them.
- Thinning their centre to cover the longer Persian line, but leaving their wings strong, the Greeks advanced, probably breaking into a jogtrot when they came within bowshot.
Definition of bowshot in:
- US English dictionary
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