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arbalest

or ar路ba路list

[ ahr-buh-list ]
/ 藞蓱r b蓹 l瑟st /
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noun
a powerful medieval crossbow with a steel bow, used to shoot stones, metal balls, arrows, etc.
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Origin of arbalest

before 1100; <Old French arbaleste<Old Proven莽al <Late Latin arcuballista (see arc, ballista); replacing Middle English, late Old English arblast<Old French

OTHER WORDS FROM arbalest

ar路ba路lest路er, ar路ba路list路er [ahr-buh-lis-ter], /藞蓱r b蓹藢l瑟s t蓹r/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for arbalest

arbalest

arbalist

/ (藞蓱藧b蓹l瑟st) /

noun
a large medieval crossbow, usually cocked by mechanical means

Word Origin for arbalest

C11: from Old French arbaleste, from Late Latin arcuballista, from Latin arcus bow + ballista
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