longbow


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long·bow

 (lông′bō′, lŏng′-)
n.
A long, hand-drawn bow, such as that used in medieval England, which sometimes exceeded 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length.

longbow

(ˈlɒŋˌbəʊ)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a large powerful hand-drawn bow, esp as used in medieval England

long•bow

(ˈlɔŋˌboʊ, ˈlɒŋ-)

n.
a large bow drawn by hand, as that used by English archers from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
[1490–1500]
long′bow`man, n., pl. -men.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longbow - a powerful wooden bow drawn by handlongbow - a powerful wooden bow drawn by hand; usually 5-6 feet long; used in medieval England
bow - a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
Translations

longbow

[ˈlɒŋbəʊ] Narco m

longbow

[ˈlɒŋˌbəʊ] narco
References in classic literature ?
So, as soon as he had returned safely to Nottingham, he sent messengers north and south, and east and west, to proclaim through town, hamlet, and countryside, this grand shooting match, and everyone was bidden that could draw a longbow, and the prize was to be an arrow of pure beaten gold.
And many more famous men of the longbow were there, whose names have been handed down to us in goodly ballads of the olden time.
Now by our gracious Lady fair," quoth old Sir Amyas o' the Dell, who, bowed with fourscore years and more, sat near the Sheriff, "ne'er saw I such archery in all my life before, yet have I seen the best hands at the longbow for threescore years and more.
Fellow,'' said Prince John, ``I guessed by thy insolent babble that thou wert no true lover of the longbow, and I see thou darest not adventure thy skill among such merry-men as stand yonder.
In good truth," said more than one lady to Mistress Dale, "if thy husband can handle the longbow as skilfully as the harp, his rival has little show of winning
Mr Bakewell, 74, said he believed the haul would be of little use to anyone outside the longbow world, as they are made for specific uses like field archery.
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Merry Owen and current heir Lord James de Courcy are both fifteen years old, exceptional athletes--Merry with the longbow and James in soccer--and best friends.
I have shot a longbow in the past, but I have not hunted with one much.