crossbowman

crossbowman

[kraws-boh-muhn, -boh-, kros-]
noun, plural crossbowmen.
1.
(in medieval warfare) a soldier armed with a crossbow.
2.
a person equipped with or skilled in the use of a crossbow.

Origin:
1490–1500; crossbow + -man

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crossbow (ˈkrɒsˌbəʊ)
 
n
a type of medieval bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct a square-headed arrow (quarrel)
 
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n

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