|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) The string of a bow.
2. (n.) A string used by the Turks for strangling offenders.
3. (v. t.) To strangle with a bowstring.
Bowstring (2 Occurrences)
Job 30:11 For he has made loose the cord of my bow, and put me to shame; he has sent down my flag to the earth before me. (See NAS)
Psalms 21:12 For thou shalt make them turn their back, thou shalt make ready with thy bowstrings against the face of them. (Root in JPS ASV DBY NAS)