longbowman

noun

long·​bow·​man ˈlȯŋ-ˌbō-mən How to pronounce longbowman (audio)
: an archer who uses a longbow

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the French knights at Poitiers—heeding the lessons of Crécy, where their unarmored horses were felled by the enemy’s longbowmen—fought dismounted. Stephen Brumwell, WSJ, 6 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of longbowman was in 1738

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Cite this Entry

“Longbowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longbowman. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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