What does arbalist mean?

arbalist meaning in General Dictionary

a motor that supplied medieval artillery used during sieges; huge war motor for hurling big stones as well as other missiles

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  • A crossbow, composed of a steel bow set in a shaft of timber, furnished with a sequence and a trigger, and a mechanical device for flexing the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.

arbalist meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A crossbow, composed of a steel bow set in a shaft of timber, furnished with a string and a trigger, and a mechanical device for flexing the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.