A small bow attached to a wooden "gun like" handle to improve aiming and efficiency. It's called a crossbow because it look like a cross, I guess. Just watch one of the Robin Hood movies, you will see one if not many.
Crossbow was a 1987 television series about the adventures of William Tell starring Will Lyman and Jeremy Clyde. It was produced by David R. Cappes, Steven North, and Richard Schlesinger and filmed in France.
Crossbow was a video arcade game first released by Exidy in 1983. It was later published by Atari on the Atari 2600 and 7800 in 1987. It was published by Absolute Entertainment on the Commodore 64 and by Atari for the XEGS in 1988.