Dictionary

arbalest

arbalest

noun ar·ba·lest \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

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: arbalesterPrevious Word in the Dictionary: arba kanfothAll Words Near: arbalest
March 04, 2015
sprightly Hear it
Full of life and energy
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears