Pronunciation: (bō for 1, 2; bou for 3), [key]
1. a bow with which the strings of the violin or a similar instrument are set in vibration.
2. a bow for driving the arbor of a small lathe, as one used by watchmakers.
3. Naut.See clipper bow.
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