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Meaning of ARBALEST

Pronunciation:  '├órbulist

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones
 

ARBALEST is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: arbalist, bricole, catapult, onager, trebuchet, trebucket
 
 See Also: artillery, gun, heavy weapon, ordnance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar"ba*lest\, Arbalist \Ar"ba*list\, n. [OF. arbaleste,
LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a
military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.)
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. [Written also {arbalet} and {arblast}.]
--Fosbroke.

 

 

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