What does crossbow mean?

Definitions for crossbow
ˈkrɔsˌboʊ, ˈkrɒs-cross·bow

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word crossbow.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crossbow(noun)

    a bow fixed transversely on a wooden stock grooved to direct the arrow (quarrel)


  1. crossbow(Noun)

    A mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, which fires bolts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crossbow(noun)

    a weapon, used in discharging arrows, formed by placing a bow crosswise on a stock


  1. Crossbow

    A crossbow is a weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock that shoots projectiles, often called bolts or quarrels. The medieval crossbow was called by many names, most of which derived from the word ballista, a torsion engine resembling a crossbow in appearance. Historically, crossbows played a significant role in the warfare of East Asia, Europe and the Mediterranean. Today, they are used primarily for shooting sports, hunting, and when shooting in silence is an important consideration.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossbow in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crossbow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Cha Hairong:

    Our people's crossbow culture must enter the National Games of China. It must enter the Asian Games. It must enter the Olympic Games! So that people all over world will understand our people's culture.

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