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arbalest

noun ar·ba·lest \ˈär-bə-list\

Definition of arbalest

  1. :  a crossbow especially of medieval times



Variants of arbalest

or ar·ba·list play \ˈär-bə-list\

Origin of arbalest

Middle English arblast, from Anglo-French arblaste, arcbaleste, from Late Latin arcuballista, from Latin arcus bow + ballista — more at arrow


First Known Use: before 12th century


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