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Definition of the noun arbalest

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noun - plural: arbalests

  1. an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

Alternative definition of the noun arbalest

noun

  1. A late form of medieval crossbow, having a steel prod, or bow.

Explanation

The arbalest was a late variation of the crossbow coming into use in Europe during the 12th century. A large weapon, the arbalest had a steel prod. Since an arbalest was much larger than earlier crossbows, and because of the greater tensile strength of steel, it had a greater force. The strongest windlass-pulled arbalests could have up to 22 kN of force and be accurate up to 300 m. A skilled arbalestier could loose two bolts per minute.

  • also known as 鋼弩

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Google previewContinuity and Change in Irish Poetry, 1966-2010 (2012)

by Eric Falci

An arbalest is a crossbow, and a mangonel is a piece of military equipment used for throwing stones and other projectiles. One of the citations that the OED. gives is a passage from Robert Browning's long dramatic poem, Sordello, which tells ...

Google previewRobotech®: the Masters Saga (2017)

Sourcebook by Jason Marker

M-29I Arbalest Ion Weapon The M-29I Arbalest is a double-barrel ion weapon that offers excellent stopping power and good range. It is intended to give F.D. troopers more adaptability and to reduce the reliance on heavy conventional ...

Google previewLibrary of Universal Knowledge (1879)

In Abchers and Archery will be found a brief account of the military arrangements under which bowmen fo-med a component element hi the armies of the middle ages; and under Arbalest is a description of the crossbow, whicli was once so ...

Google previewThe International Cyclopedia (1890)

A Compendium of Human Knowledge

In Archers and Archery will be found a brief account of tho military arrangements under which bowmen formed a component element in the armies of the middle ages; and under Arbalest is a description of the cross-bow, which was once so ...

Google previewThe Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge and General Literature ... (1834)

by John Lauris Blake

Now the long-bow, when unstrung, may be most conveniently covered, so as to prevent the rain's injuring it; nor is there scarcely any addition to the weight from a case ; whereas the arbalest is a most inconvenient form to. be sheltered from the ...

Google previewThe Parlor Book (1837)

Or, Family Encyclopedia of Useful Knowledge and General Literature ... Ornamented with Fine Colored Engravings by John Lauris Blake

Now the long-bow, when unstrung, may be most conveniently covered, so as to prevent the rain's injuring it; nor is there scarcely any addition to the weight from a case; whereas the arbalest is a most inconvenient form to be sheltered from the ...

Google previewFarrow's Military Encyclopedia (1895)

A Dictionary of Military Knowledge by Edward Samuel Farrow

In the article Archebs will be found a brief account of the military arrangements under which bowmen formed a component element in the armies of the Middle Ages; and under Arbalest is a description of the cross-bow, which was once so ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopædia (1870)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People

rt will be found a brief account of the military arrangements under which bowmen formed a component element in the armies of the middle ages; and under Arbalest is a description of the cross-bow, which was once so ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopædia: BEL to CHI (1886)

In Archers and Archery will be found a brief account of the military arrangements under which bowmen formed a component element in the armies of the middle ages ; and under Arbalest is a description of the cross-bow, which was once so ...

Google previewChambers' Encyclopaedia (1874)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People ...

In Archers and Archery will be found a brief account of the military arrangements under which bowmen formed a component element in the armies of the middle ages ; and under Arbalest is a description of the cross-bow, which was once so ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550 (2016)

Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations by Juhani Norri

arbalest. Forms: arblast. [OF/AN arbaleste (FEW 25, 109a, DMF s.v. arbalète, AND s.v. arblaste). Cf. arbalester.] Crossbow; used for extracting arrows lodged in bone; the string of the crossbow was fastened to a pair of forceps fixed to the arrow ...

Google previewA Cyclopaedia of Costume Or Dictionary of Dress, Including Notices of Contemporaneous Fashions on the Continent: A general history of costume in Europe (1879)

by James Robinson Planché

Bourgoigne, Burgoin Bournouse Bow □ , cross, see Arbalest, Latch, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

may be most conveniently covered, so as to prevent the rain from injuring it ; nor is there almost any addition to the weight from such a cafe ; whereas the arbalest is of a most inconvenient form to be ...

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

longbow; crossbow, arbalest ...

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Scrabble value of A1R1B3A1L1E1S1T1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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