The Crossbow Defined

Revised 19 September 2001

I am the first to admit that I am rather a novice in the ways of crossbows, but I will do my best to help you understand the parts of the crossbow, and help with some terminology surrounding the crossbow. I have also added a number of terms for regular bows. Some terms apply to both, while others only apply to one. For you graphically oriented people, a diagram of a crossbow labeling a number of the terms defined here can be found at the end of the following list of definitions. If I have forgotten anything, please let me know!


Crossbow Diagram

[Diagram showing parts of a crossbow]

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