Bower

Definition of Bower

Bow´er   Pronunciation: bou´ẽr
n.1.One who bows or bends.
2.(Naut.) An anchor carried at the bow of a ship.
3.A muscle that bends a limb, esp. the arm.
Best bower
See the Note under Anchor.
1.One of the two highest cards in the pack commonly used in the game of euchre.
Right bower
the knave of the trump suit, the highest card (except the "Joker") in the game.
Left bower
the knave of the other suit of the same color as the trump, being the next to the right bower in value.
Best bower
in some forms of euchre and some other games, an extra card sometimes added to the pack, which takes precedence of all others as the highest card.
1.
1.Anciently, a chamber; a lodging room; esp., a lady's private apartment.
Give me my lute in bed now as I lie,
And lock the doors of mine unlucky bower.
- Gascoigne.
2.A rustic cottage or abode; poetically, an attractive abode or retreat.
3.A shelter or covered place in a garden, made with boughs of trees or vines, etc., twined together; an arbor; a shady recess.
v. t.1.To embower; to inclose.
v. i.1.To lodge.
n.1.(Falconry) A young hawk, when it begins to leave the nest.

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