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.
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