Origin: OE. Bour, bur, room, dwelling, AS. Bur, fr. The root of AS. Buan to dwell; akin to Icel. Bur chamber, storehouse, Sw. Bur cage, Dan. Buur, OHG. Pur room, G. Bauer cage, bauer a peasant. 97] Cf.Boor, Byre.
3. A muscle that bends a limb, especially. The arm. "His rawbone arms, whose mighty brawned bowers" "Were wont to rive steel plates and helmets hew." (Spenser) Best bower, Small bower. See the Note under Anchor.
Origin: From Bow.
Origin: From Bough, cf. Brancher.
(01 Mar 1998)
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