arbalist

noun
an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
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Derivationally related forms: ↑catapultian (for: ↑catapult), ↑catapultic (for: ↑catapult), ↑catapult (for: ↑catapult)
Hypernyms: ↑engine

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noun

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  • Arbalist — Arbalest Ar ba*lest, Arbalist Ar ba*list, n. [OF. arbaleste, LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbalist — noun see arbalest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • arbalist — n. crossbow from medieval times …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arbalist — ar·ba·list …   English syllables

  • arbalist —   n. cross bow with mechanism for drawing string …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Arbalist (crossbowman) — This article is about a modern day crossbowman. For the medieval European weapon, see Arbalest. An arbalist shoots indoors with a sports crossbow An arbalist, also spelled arbelist, is one who shoots a crossbow[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Arbalest — Ar ba*lest, Arbalist Ar ba*list, n. [OF. arbaleste, LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbalet — Arbalest Ar ba*lest, Arbalist Ar ba*list, n. [OF. arbaleste, LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arblast — Arbalest Ar ba*lest, Arbalist Ar ba*list, n. [OF. arbaleste, LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arcubalist — Ar cu*ba*list, n. [See {Arbalist}.] A crossbow. Fosbroke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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