Meaning of “crossbow” in the English Dictionary


"crossbow" in English

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crossbownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɒs.bəʊ/ us /ˈkrɑːs.boʊ/

Examples from literature

  • Another form of this sport is shooting with crossbows at a target. 
  • He always carried his crossbow with him, to protect the sheep. 
  • He was dressed in ancient garb, carrying a large crossbow in his right hand. 
  • Lifting his crossbow he aimed and pulled the trigger. 
  • St. George is the patron generally of those who use the crossbow. 

(Definition of “crossbow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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