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Definition of crossbow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crossbow

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkrɒsbəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrɔːsboʊ//
 
Weapons
 
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a weapon which consists of a bow2 (1) that is fixed onto a larger piece of wood, and that shoots short heavy arrows (called bolts ) See related entries: Weapons
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crossbow