1 / bEU; bo/ n
piece of wood bent into a curve by a tight string joining its ends, used as a weapon for shooting arrows (射箭用的)弓: hunt with bows and arrows 以弓﹑ 箭行猎. =>illus at archer 见archery之插图.
wooden rod with strands of horse-hair stretched from end to end, used for playing stringed instruments 琴弓. =>illus at App 1 见附录1之插图, page xi.
knot made with loops; ribbon tied in this way 蝴蝶结; 打成蝴蝶结的丝带: tie shoelaces in a bow 把鞋带打成蝴蝶结 * a dress decorated with bows 饰有蝴蝶结的连衣裙. =>illus 见插图.
(idm 习语) have two strings/a second, etc string to one's bow have a second person, skill or resource available to one for a particular purpose, as a replacement for or an alternative to a first 有後备人选﹑ 技术或资源; 有两手准备: As both a novelist and a university lecturer, she has two strings to her bow. 她又是小说家又当大学讲师, 有两手准备.
> bow v [I, Tn] use a bow on (a stringed instrument) 用弓拉(弦乐器). bowing n [U] technique of using the bow to play a violin, etc (拉小提琴等的)弓法: The cellist's bowing was very sensitive. 那位大提琴手的弓法十分细腻.
# ,bow-`legs n [pl] legs that curve outwards at the knees 弓形腿; 罗圈腿. ,bow-`legged adj: a ,bow-`legged gait 罗圈腿的步态.
`bowman / -mEn; -mEn/ n (pl -men / -mEn; -mEn/) archer 弓箭手.
,bow-`tie n man's necktie tied in a knot with a double loop, worn esp on formal occasions 蝶形领结. =>illus 见插图.
,bow-`window n type of bay window with curved glass 弓形窗; 凸肚窗.