Definition of arbalest in English:
A crossbow with a special mechanism for drawing back and releasing the string.
- A crossbow device, larger than an arbalest but smaller than a ballista, was called a scorpion.
- Bahzell unloaded the arbalest and released the string with a snap while he waded through the grass.
- There was a shout of triumph as the carpenters struggling with the recalcitrant arbalest finally managed to string the bow.
Definition of arbalest in:
- US English dictionary
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