Arblast
Arblast Ar"blast, n. A crossbow. See {Arbalest}. [1913 Webster]

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  • arblast — Arbalest Ar ba*lest, Arbalist Ar ba*list, n. [OF. arbaleste, LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arblast — archaic variant of arbalest * * * arblast, er variants of arbalest, er, re …   Useful english dictionary

  • arblast — m ( es/ as) cross bow [O.Fr. arbaleste] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • arblast — n. medieval crossbow which shot arrows or stones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arblast — [ α:blα:st] noun variant spelling of arbalest …   English new terms dictionary

  • Arbalester — [arblast]. Soldier who used a crossbow, i.e. an arbalest. An English form is balister . [< Lat. arcuballista < arcus = shape of a bow + ballista = a missile thrower] Cf. Crossbow; Loophole …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • arbitress see ARBITER. — arblast var. of ARBALEST …   Useful english dictionary

  • arbalest — [ α:bəlɛst] (also arblast) noun historical a crossbow with a mechanism for drawing back and releasing the string. Origin OE arblast, from OFr. arbaleste, from late L. arcubalista, from L. arcus bow + ballista (see ballista) …   English new terms dictionary

  • arbalest — n. (also arblast) hist. a crossbow with a mechanism for drawing the string. Etymology: OE arblast f. OF arbaleste f. LL arcubalista f. arcus bow + BALLISTA …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arbalest — Ar ba*lest, Arbalist Ar ba*list, n. [OF. arbaleste, LL. arbalista, for L. arcuballista; arcus bow + ballista a military engine. See {Ballista}.] (Antiq.) A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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