Definition of Handbow
1. Noun. A bow drawn by hand as distinguished from a crossbow.
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Literary usage of Handbow
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1. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1889)
"handbow. The long or common bow. HAND-BREDE. A hand's breadth. (Л.-S.) HAND-CANNON. A musket. Hall. HAND-CLOTH. A handkerchief. Line. HAND-CLOUT. A towel. ..."
2. Lives of the Lindsays: Or, A Memoir of the Houses of Crawford and Balcarres by Alexander Crawford Lindsay Crawford (1849)
"... some to rin with the spear, and some to fecht with the battle-aix, some with the two-handit sword, and some with the handbow, and all other exercise. ..."