downbow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

down +‎ bow

Noun[edit]

downbow (plural downbows)

  1. (music) A note performed on a string instrument by drawing the bow downward or to the right across the instrument, moving its point of contact from the frog toward the tip of the bow.

Verb[edit]

downbow (third-person singular simple present downbows, present participle downbowing, simple past and past participle downbowed)

  1. (geology) To curve or arc downwards.
    • 1997, A. E. M. Nairn, A. S. Alsharhan, Sedimentary Basins and Petroleum Geology of the Middle East
      Slumps and sediment gravity flow could signify steepening of the slope resulting from tectonic downbowing of the continental margin.

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