Definition of Crossbows

1. Noun. (plural of crossbow) ¹



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Definition of Crossbows

1. crossbow [n] - See also: crossbow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crossbows

crossbills
crossbirth
crossbirths
crossbit
crossbite
crossbite teeth
crossbites
crossbody
crossbones
crossborder
crossbow
crossbower
crossbowers
crossbowman
crossbowmen
crossbows (current term)
crossbracing
crossbred
crossbreds
crossbreed
crossbreeder
crossbreeders
crossbreeding
crossbreeds
crossbuck
crossbucks
crosscap
crosscaps
crosscheck
crosschecked

Literary usage of Crossbows

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1. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1889)
"Some crossbows had a tul>e or barrel, with a slit for the bowstring, ... The larger crossbows were really military engines, which required several men to ..."

2. A Chinese Biographical Dictionary by Herbert Allen Giles (1898)
"... who were led by the rebel Chinese Commissioner J^ ^fa %j( Ssti Luu-fa, his cannon and powerful crossbows proving too much for the mailed elephants; . ..."

3. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Matthew Paris, Roger (1849)
"... and all their baggage; he also took gold and silver, crossbows and tents, and other things innumerable, and brought them away with him. ..."

4. Roger of Wendover's Flowers of History: Comprising the History of England by Roger, Matthew Paris (1849)
"... and all their baggage; he also took gold and silver, crossbows and tents, and other things innumerable, and brought them away with him. ..."

5. The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain by Leonard Williams (1907)
"Maker of pieces for crossbows. He was one of the latest and most celebrated of these ... Maker of darts and lances for crossbows. Trigueros (Old Castile). ..."

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