Definition of longbow in English:

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longbow

Pronunciation: /ˈlôNGˌbō/

noun

A large bow drawn by hand and shooting a long feathered arrow. It was the chief weapon of English armies from the 14th century until the introduction of firearms.
Example sentences
  • The movie features many different races using many different types of longbows and crossbows in warfare.
  • In the fourteenth century Edward III incorporated mounted archers using the native longbow into his army.
  • The thrown spear did not survive competition with the longbow, crossbow, and firearm in the West but it continued in cultures innocent of gunpowder.

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Syllabification: long·bow

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