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crossbow

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noun cross·bow \-ˌbō\

Simple Definition of crossbow

  • : a weapon that shoots arrows and that consists of a short bow attached to a longer piece of wood

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crossbow

  1. :  a weapon for shooting quarrels and stones that consists chiefly of a short bow mounted crosswise near the end of a stock

Illustration of crossbow

15th Century

First Known Use of crossbow

15th century

Rhymes with crossbow

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CROSSBOW Defined for Kids

crossbow

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noun cross·bow \ˈkrȯs-ˌbō\

Definition of crossbow for Students

  1. :  a short strip mounted crosswise near the end of a wooden stock that shoots short arrows





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