variants or less commonly arbalestrier
or arbalister
plural -s
: a user of an arbalest : crossbowman

Word History


Middle English arbalaster, arblaster, from Old French arbalestier, from Late Latin arcuballistarius, from arcuballista + Latin -arius -ary

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“Arbalester.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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