cross·​bow·​man ˈkrȯs-ˌbō-mən How to pronounce crossbowman (audio)
: a person (such as a soldier or a hunter) whose weapon is a crossbow

Examples of crossbowman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then Aemon dies accidentally when a Myrish crossbowman shoots him by accident on Tarth, then Jaehaerys has to decide who becomes the new heir. Christian Holub,, 28 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of crossbowman was circa 1500

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“Crossbowman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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