from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A medieval missile launcher designed on the principle of the crossbow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A late form of medieval crossbow, having a steel prod, or bow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a trigger, and a mechanical device for bending the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See arbalist, arbalister.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Owena-da’s first design was what O’Brien had called an "arbalest" but looked to Sisko like a crossbow, a "steel" archer’s bow mounted on a shaft, with a trigger to loosen the string.
March 12, 2010, 10: 58 pm jukeboxgrad says: arbalest: you are evading my question following the quotes at the beginning of my 11: 14PM post.
March 9, 2010, 9: 03 pm jukeboxgrad says: arbalest:
March 10, 2010, 3: 44 am jukeboxgrad says: arbalest:
March 11, 2010, 2: 04 am jukeboxgrad says: arbalest:
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No mean shot with an arbalest, the queen uses the Star of Khorala to summon aid, allowing Conan, the Guard Captain and herself freedom.
Its thick sides are capable of stopping all projectiles from arbalest * and petard * type weapons systems, something sadly lacking in our mismanaged Canadian Armed Forces, suffering under the brutal heteronormative rule of the Harperites.
Now, an arbalest is a different matter altogether.
Very few problems are so intractable that the judicious use of an arbalest cannot help.