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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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One of the skeletons has been identified as the captain of the longbowmen.
The Flodden Marks shoot was set up by Jason Stokes, a fellow Longbow archer and member of the Flodden Marks Company of Longbowmen, to commemorate the 505th anniversary of the battle of Flodden and to remember the Longbowmen from Bolton who fought in the battle against King James IV and the Scots invaders.
1429: French forces beat the English at the Battle of Patay: English losses particularly of veteran longbowmen were so heavy that it proved a major turning point of the Hundred Years War.
This exhibition of newly restored 17th-century Dutch group portraits--on loan from the Amsterdam Museum--features Bartholomeus van der Heist's 1653 painting "The Officers of the Longbowmen's Guild."
Longbowmen dislike those who use crossbows, who were their greatest enemies before air bows came along.
King Harry's words were spoken on the eve of St Crispin's Day, October 25, 1415, as he led his soldiers and longbowmen into war.
In 1346, the famous longbowmen of Llantrisant fought for the "Black Prince" of Wales at Crecy, defeating the King of Bohemia and claiming his emblem of three ostrich feathers which has been adopted by every prince since.
The Black Prince led the charge against the French at Crecy in 1346 and Henry V was in command of the longbowmen at Agincourt in 1415.
David slew Goliath with a missile weapon before the giant could bring his weapons to bear; the sixteen-foot pikes of Alexander the Great's phalanxes reached their targets well ahead of the twelve foot pikes wielded by their opponents; English longbowmen destroyed the flower of French knighthood at Agincourt from afar when they rained arrows down upon the horsemen; and, more recently, U.S.
It has been thought that the English longbowmen were sent up an adjoining hill from which they could direct salvoes of arrows towards the Scots.
1298: The English made use of the devastating power of Welsh longbowmen for the first time, defeating the Scots at the Battle of Falkirk.
They kept this overconfident attitude despite being soundly defeated at Flanders, Crecy, and later at Sluis in 1340, Poitiers in 1356, and finally Agincourt in 1415 all at the hand of the peasant longbowmen. (89)