(historical) A late form of medieval crossbow, having a steel bow.
A mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, that shoots bolts.
A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a trigger, and a mechanical device for bending the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.
A weapon, used in discharging arrows or bolts, formed by placing a bow crosswise on a stock.
medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)
The arbalest (also arblast) was a late variation of the crossbow coming into use in Europe during the 12th century. A large weapon, the arbalest had a steel prod ().
A crossbow is a ranged weapon using an elastic launching device consisting of a bow-like assembly called a prod, mounted horizontally on a main frame called a tiller, which is hand-held in a similar fashion to the stock of a long firearm. Crossbows shoot arrow-like projectiles called bolts or quarrels.