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.
More 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.
Definition of longbow in:
- The US English dictionary