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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.
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longbow

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

longbow

[ˈlɒŋbəʊ] Narco m
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longbow

[ˈlɒŋˌbəʊ] narco
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As soon as his right arm received thew and sinew he learned to draw the long bow and speed a true arrow.
Every time he twanged the string of the long bow against his shoulder and heard the gray goose shaft sing, it told him of happy days that he could not recall.
"Here is a chance to exercise your good long bow and win a pretty prize.
And without more ado he tried the string of his long bow, placed a shaft thereon, and drew it to his ear.
``but my grandsire drew a good long bow at Hastings, and I trust not to dishonour his memory.''
Some of Captain Jim's adventures had such a marvellous edge that Anne and Gilbert secretly wondered if he were not drawing a rather long bow at their credulous expense.
In his hand was his long bow and at his back hung a quiver full of arrows, poisoned arrows that he had stolen from the village of the blacks; just as he had stolen the bow.
We sat and watched the long bowed back under the blue sheet, scarcely daring to breathe.
In advance were fifty black warriors armed with slender wooden spears with ends hard baked over slow fires, and long bows and poisoned arrows.
The fair-skinned warriors, armed only with their long bows and a kind of short-handled war-axe, were almost helpless beneath the savage mounted green men at close quarters; but at a distance their sharp arrows did fully as much execution as the radium projectiles of the green men.
The moat, widened and deepened, completely encircled three sides of the castle, running between the inner and outer walls, which were set at intervals with small projecting towers so pierced that a flanking fire from long bows, cross bows and javelins might be directed against a scaling party.
Not all colonial policymakers and writers were the bad guys; suggesting that colonial authorities were responsible for creating a fault line between sayyids and shaykhs is drawing a very long bow. Mandal suggests that Raffles reportedly "regarded Arabs as barely civilised" (p.