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noun 
  1. (italbrac, obsolete except historical) A wooden crossbow with a special drawing mechanism, used to fire bolts, stones etc.
  • 1819: "Here be two arblasts, comrades, with windlaces and quarrells " to the barbican with you, and see you drive each bolt through a Saxon brain." " Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
Etymology: From Old French arbaleste (modern arbalète), from late Latin arcuballista, from arcus "bow".


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