[ kraws-boh-muh n, -boh-, kros- ]
/ ˈkrɔsˈboʊ mən, -ˌboʊ-, ˈkrɒs- /

noun, plural cross·bow·men.

(in medieval warfare) a soldier armed with a crossbow.
a person equipped with or skilled in the use of a crossbow.

Origin of crossbowman

First recorded in 1490–1500; crossbow + -man Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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