Definition of bowtell in English:

bowtell

(also bowtel)

noun

Architecture
  • In stonework: a plain convex moulding; (also occasionally) a shaft forming part of a clustered pillar.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Contract for Tomb Nicholas Loveyne. Origin uncertain; perhaps from bolt + -el, with allusion to the similarity in shape between the shaft of an arrow or bolt and a convex moulding.

Pronunciation

bowtell

/ˈbəʊtɛl/