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bow

noun [C] uk   /bəʊ/ us    /boʊ/

bow noun [C] (KNOT)

B2 a knot with two curved parts and two loose ends, used as a decoration or to tie shoes: I tied the ribbon around the present in a pretty bow.

bow noun [C] (WEAPON)

B2 a weapon for shooting arrows, made of a long, thin piece of wood bent into a curve by a tightly stretched string: bow and arrows
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bow noun [C] (MUSIC)

C2 a long, thin piece of wood with hair from the tail of a horse stretched along it, used to play musical instruments that have strings: Violins are played with bows.
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