Definition of Arbalister. Meaning of Arbalister. Synonyms of Arbalister

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Definition of Arbalister

Arbalister
Arbalester Ar"ba*lest`er, Arbalister Ar"ba*list`er, n. [OF. arblastere, OF. arbalestier. See Arbalest.] A crossbowman. [Obs.] --Speed.

Meaning of Arbalister from wikipedia

- The arbalest (also arblast) was a late variation of the crossbow coming into use in Europe during the 12th century. A large weapon, the arbalest had a...
- arbalist: "One who casts or shoots from a bow." Hansard (1841) used the word arbalister for a cross-bowman (sic), the same usage as Webster and Johnson who reserved...
- Trahaearn and Caradog ap Gruffydd, who are reported to have had Norman arbalisters in their army. According to his biography, Gruffudd ap Cynan insisted...
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