bow and arrow


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Noun1.bow and arrow - a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot thembow and arrow - a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
bow - a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
Translations
Pfeil und Bogen
References in classic literature ?
A party of Indians -- in their savage finery of curiously embroidered deerskin robes, wampum-belts, red and yellow ochre, and feathers, and armed with the bow and arrow and stone-headed spear -- stood apart with countenances of inflexible gravity, beyond what even the Puritan aspect could attain.
Tom flung off his jacket and trousers, turned a suspender into a belt, raked away some brush behind the rotten log, dis- closing a rude bow and arrow, a lath sword and a tin trumpet, and in a moment had seized these things and bounded away, barelegged, with fluttering shirt.
In a little time I felt something alive moving on my left leg, which advancing gently forward over my breast, came almost up to my chin; when, bending my eyes downwards as much as I could, I perceived it to be a human creature not six inches high, with a bow and arrow in his hands, and a quiver at his back.
Before the chariot flashed the bright escort of maidens armed with bow and arrow.
Uggug looked very sulky as he received the bow and arrow, and prepared to shoot.
The sport, which had hitherto known no rival but croquet, was beginning to be discarded in favour of lawn-tennis; but the latter game was still considered too rough and inelegant for social occasions, and as an opportunity to show off pretty dresses and graceful attitudes the bow and arrow held their own.
Good fellow, if thou art no better with the broadsword than thou art with the bow and arrow, thou wilt never overcome Robin Hood.
He had a bow and arrow with him, and Tink noted it, and rubbed her little hands.
The Sagoth had never before seen a bow and arrow, but of a sudden it must have swept over his dull intellect that the thing I held toward him was some sort of engine of destruction, for he too came to a halt, simultaneously swinging his hatchet for a throw.
I have fashioned a spear and a bow and arrow, that I may conserve my ammunition, which is running low.
The bushman's keen ears warned him, and he sprang to his feet, bow and arrow in hand, the arrow fixed in the notch and the bow bending as he sprang.
But at that time a bow and arrow had no meaning for me.