1) The distance to which an arrow can be shot from a bow.

1617 within a bowshott therefrom, Oakworth

1681 they overtook him about two bow shoats from the house, Rotherham. The 1617 reference occurs in a dispute about boundaries, and distances estimated by other witnesses were expressed as about a stone cast or within 2 paire of But lengths.

dates 1617 1681

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