Origin of arbalest
Examples from the Web for arbalist
In the meantime here is Wat with his arbalist and a bolt in his girdle.Sir Nigel|Arthur Conan Doyle
Another name for the crossbow was 'arbalist,' and its arrows were called quarils, or bolts.Chatterbox, 1906|Various
An arbalist or cross-bow man; also the corruption of alabaster.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
The cross-bow, or arbalist, was a popular weapon with the Etolians, and was introduced into England in the thirteenth century.
Then may come the English long-bow (far more rapid in its fire191 than the arbalist), and the day of the infantry will return.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
Word Origin for arbalest
"crossbow," c.1300, from Old French arbaleste "large crossbow with a crank" (12c., Modern French arbalète), from Vulgar Latin arbalista, from Late Latin arcuballista "catapult," from Latin arcus "bow" (see arc (n.)) + ballista "machine for throwing projectiles" (see ballistic). German armbrust is from the same French word but mangled by folk etymology.