crossbow

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crossbow:

see bow and arrowbow and arrow,
weapon consisting of two parts; the bow is made of a strip of flexible material, such as wood, with a cord linking the two ends of the strip to form a tension from which is propelled the arrow; the arrow is a straight shaft with a sharp point on one end and
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Becerrillo was rewarded with a share of the spoils worth one and a half times that of a crossbowman, and Leoncillo took home five hundred pesos in gold.
Comparing the fastest, most technologically advanced crossbow on the market to an average compound bow further restricted by a subjective testing standard (AMO) is not comparing apples to apples--something legendary crossbowman William Tell is quite familiar with.