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crossbowclick to hear

Weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a tiller and fitted with tension and trigger mechanisms.
crossbow stirrup pulley block bowstring bolt trigger crank pulley tiller nut groove bow

stirrup click to hear

Device used to hold the crossbow in a vertical position when stretching the bowstring.

pulley block click to hear

Device made up of cords, cables or chains and a double pulley system that increases the bowstring’s tension.

bowstring click to hear

Fibers secured to the bow that are stretched to fire a bolt.

bolt click to hear

Projectile ending in a point with four sides.

trigger click to hear

Device that launches the shot by lowering the nut.

crank click to hear

Device that rotates to tighten the pulley block cord.

pulley click to hear

Small wheel on which the pulley block cord turns when the crank is turned.

tiller click to hear

Piece that supports the bow and anchors the tension and trigger mechanisms.

nut click to hear

Piece that holds the stretched bowstring in one of its grooves.

groove click to hear

Notch in the tiller holding the bolt and guiding it toward the target.

bow click to hear

Principal part of a crossbow; it bends when the bowstring is stretched to fire a bolt.