crossbow

noun cross·bow \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbō \

Definition of crossbow

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

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First Known Use of crossbow

15th century


CROSSBOW Defined for English Language Learners

crossbow

noun

Definition of crossbow for English Language Learners

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


CROSSBOW Defined for Kids

crossbow

noun cross·bow \ ˈkrȯs-ˌbō \

Definition of crossbow for Students

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


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