Definition of longbow in English:
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.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with longbowcrossbow • oxbow
Definition of longbow in:
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