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down-bow

[doun-boh] /ˈdaʊnˌboʊ/
noun, Music.
1.
(in bowing on a stringed instrument) a stroke bringing the tip of the bow toward the strings, indicated in scores by the symbol (opposed to up-bow).
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; down1 + bow2
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British Dictionary definitions for down bow

down-bow

/ˈdaʊnˌbəʊ/
noun
1.
a downward stroke of the bow from its nut to its tip across a stringed instrument Compare up-bow
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