Definitions for "Arbalest"
Keywords:  crossbow, bow, longbow, prod, vastly
A crossbow, consisting of a steel bow set in a shaft of wood, furnished with a string and a trigger, and a mechanical device for bending the bow. It served to throw arrows, darts, bullets, etc.
A crossbow with a steel box stave. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 246)