longbow

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noun long·bow \ˈlȯŋ-ˌbō\

Definition of longbow

  1. :  a hand-drawn wooden bow held vertically and used especially by medieval English archers

14th Century

First Known Use of longbow

14th century


LONGBOW Defined for English Language Learners

longbow

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noun long·bow \ˈlȯŋ-ˌbō\

Definition of longbow for English Language Learners

  • : a large wooden weapon (called a bow) that shot arrows and was used for hunting and fighting in the past


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