- An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
Derived forms: arbalists
- Sir Edward – An arbalist or cross-bow man; also the corruption of alabaster.
- Henry Cabot – Betwixt the third couple of towers were the butts for arquebus, crossbow, and arbalist.
- John Erskine – Another name for the crossbow was ‘arbalist,’ and its arrows were called quarils, or bolts.
- Sir Arthur Conan – In the meantime here is Wat with his arbalist and a bolt in his girdle.
- Now and again a twig would snap and fly like a bolt from an arbalist.
- Arbalists were used in warfare. They caused lot of damage and proved to be very useful in wars.
- Arbalist is different from those appliances.
- Arbalist was first showed to the French by our King Richard the First.
- Arbalest is not to be confused with arbalist.