Crossbow (noun)

A weapon consisting of a bow mounted crosswise on a stock, used to shoot arrows or bolts.

Origin:

From old french croisbouche, from crois "cross" + bouche "bow".

Examples:

  1. He had been practicing with a crossbow all summer.
  2. The medieval soldier had a crossbow and a sword in his armory.
  3. The crossbow was a powerful weapon in medieval times.
  4. The hunter used a crossbow to shoot the deer from a distance.
  5. The crossbow bolt hit the target with a thud.
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