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Arbalist meaning

Noun: arbalist

Pronunciation:(aa(r)-bu-list)

Arbalist meaning:

  • An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

Synonyms: catapult, arbalest, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket, arblast

arbalist and arbalist meaning
Medieval catapult,seen in the town hall of Mercato San Severino, Italy.

Derived forms: arbalists
Quotations:

  1. Sir Edward – An arbalist or cross-bow man; also the corruption of alabaster.
  2. Henry Cabot – Betwixt the third couple of towers were the butts for arquebus, crossbow, and arbalist.
  3. John Erskine – Another name for the crossbow was ‘arbalist,’ and its arrows were called quarils, or bolts.
  4. Sir Arthur Conan – In the meantime here is Wat with his arbalist and a bolt in his girdle.

Sample sentences:

  1. Now and again a twig would snap and fly like a bolt from an arbalist.
  2. Arbalists were used in warfare. They caused lot of damage and proved to be very useful in wars.
  3. Arbalist is different from those appliances.
  4. Arbalist was first showed to the French by our King Richard the First.
  5. Arbalest is not to be confused with arbalist.