long·​bow·​man | \ ˈlȯŋ-ˌbō-mən How to pronounce longbowman (audio) \

Definition of longbowman

: an archer who uses a longbow

Examples of longbowman in a Sentence

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, "‘The Black Prince’ Review: When Knighthood Was in Flower," 6 June 2018

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1738, in the meaning defined above

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“Longbowman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/longbowman. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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