a chair back formed of a single length of wood bent into a horseshoe form and fitted to a seat or arm rail, with spindles or slats as a filling.
the bells of Bow church, in the East End district of London: traditionally, a true Cockney is born and raised within the sound of Bow bells. Historical Examples Saunterings in and about London Max Schlesinger The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical Frank H. Stauffer
noun a sliding current collector, consisting of a bow-shaped strip mounted on a hinged framework, used on trains, etc, to collect current from an overhead-wire Compare skate1 (sense 4)
any of several types of compasses having the legs joined by a bow-shaped piece. noun a compass for drawing, in which the legs are joined by a flexible metal bow-shaped spring rather than a hinge, the angle being adjusted by a screw Also called bow-spring compass
Nathaniel, 1773–1838, U.S. mathematician, astronomer, and navigator. a handbook of navigation, American Practical Navigator, originally prepared by N. Bowditch and published since 1802 in a series of editions. Historical Examples Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper The Underground Railroad William Still Lectures in Navigation Ernest Gallaudet Draper Lectures in […]