arbalester


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ar·ba·lest

also ar·ba·list  (är′bə-lĭst)
n.
A medieval missile launcher designed on the principle of the crossbow.

[Middle English arblast, from Old English, from Old French arbaleste, from Late Latin arcuballista : Latin arcus, bow + Latin ballista, ballista; see ballista.]

ar′ba·lest′er (-lĕs′tər) n.

arbalester

(ˈɑːbəˌlɛstə) (ˈɑːbəˌlɪstə) or

arbalister

n
a soldier carrying an arbalest