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Is there an English word (a noun) that is an equivalent to the "thread/string of a bow" from a bow and arrow?

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-1; This seems a little too easy to answer by simply looking it up. –  MrHen Apr 12 '11 at 17:40
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Do you mean bow as in bow and arrow or as in the bow on top of a present? Great, now I've typed bow too many times and it looks wrong. –  Kevin Apr 12 '11 at 19:57
    
@Kevin: Semantic satiation, eh? –  RegDwigнt Apr 13 '11 at 9:27

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Bow string?

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You can even remove the space: bowstring is a word. –  MrHen Apr 12 '11 at 17:39
    
@MrHen: check the link. Cerberus is covering all his bases.))) –  RegDwigнt Apr 12 '11 at 17:41
    
@Reg: The comment wasn't directed at Cerberus but people browsing in the future. –  MrHen Apr 12 '11 at 17:43
    
+1 to the answer. @MrHen: I agree. I'd use it as one word. –  Tragicomic Apr 12 '11 at 21:41

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