noun \ˈär-bə-list\

Definition of ARBALEST

:  a crossbow especially of medieval times

Variants of ARBALEST

ar·ba·lest or ar·ba·list \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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