Definition of bowshot in English:



in singular
  • The distance to which a bow can send an arrow.

    ‘the two armies camped almost within bowshot of each other’
    • ‘Our goal was so close; the city walls were a little bit more than a bowshot away.’
    • ‘The dangerous stretch of forest was already well within bowshot or he would have opted for stopping where they were to reorder their own ranks and let the enemy - assuming there was an enemy - come to them.’
    • ‘Thinning their centre to cover the longer Persian line, but leaving their wings strong, the Greeks advanced, probably breaking into a jogtrot when they came within bowshot.’
    • ‘In both cases you have not even come within bowshot of the Iliad, and if you are being led to think that you have, somebody is lying to you.’
    • ‘Then she went and sat down opposite him, about a bowshot away, for she said, "Do not let me see the boy die."’



/ˈbōˌSHät/ /ˈboʊˌʃɑt/