There are 2 main definitions of bowman in English:

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bowman 1

Pronunciation: /ˈbōmən/

noun (plural bowmen)

An archer.
Example sentences
  • From the havens of Harad ships of war put out to sea; and out of the East men were moving endlessly: swordsmen, spearmen, bowmen upon horses, chariots of chieftains and laden wains.
  • This game, which is distributed by Replay Interactive, is a simple strategy game where you have an army consisting of infantry, pikemen, bowmen, crossbowmen, light cavalry, heavy cavalry, siege engines and a Hero.
  • Hamlet was given a couple of warriors, spearmen and bowmen to counter this latest example of English aggression.

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Syllabification: bow·man

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There are 2 main definitions of bowman in English:

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bowman 2

Pronunciation: /ˈboumən/

noun (plural bowmen)

The rower who sits nearest the bow of a boat, especially a racing boat.
Example sentences
  • They are sprinting flat out, their bowman calling every few strokes.
  • He had been brought onto the Cambridge boat at the last minute, after an unlucky collision with a harbour master launch on Friday forced the Cambridge bowman to withdraw.
  • Lynch praises stroke man Towey for being the best technical rower he knows while Towey says he has 100 percent trust in his bowman.

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Syllabification: bow·man

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