Boyer vs Bowyer - What's the difference?

boyer | bowyer |

As proper nouns the difference between boyer and bowyer

is that boyer is while bowyer is an english occupational surname for someone who made bows for archery.

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(en noun)
  • (nautical) A Flemish sloop with a castle at each end.
  • (Sir Walter Raleigh)
    (Webster 1913)



    Alternative forms

    * (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • A person who makes or sells bows (for use with arrows).
  • * 1786 , Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons , page 38:
  • A clause of a former act directing the bowyers of London and Westminster to make four bows of different wood for one of yew, was repealed on their representation that the citizens of London would use none but yew bows, and in it's place they were ordered always to have by them at least fifty bows of elm, witch-hasel, or ash.
  • (archaic) A person who uses the bow, an archer.
  • Synonyms

    * (person who makes bows) bowmaker, fletcher * (person who uses the bow) archer, bowman