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1.(Common) An ancient/medieval ranged weapon more properly known as an "Arbaleste", which consisted of a small bow put across what developed into a gun-stock, and shot with a trigger.
2.(Slang) Something archaic, that has some modern features but is too old to be truly useful.
1. King Richard I was killed by a bolt from a crossbow.
2. That fucking icebox is such a crossbow, I wish I had a real fridge!
by anonomous man September 11, 2005
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I just wanted to say how effing crossbow sharks are.
by Peer Pressure July 18, 2009
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A weapon you shoot an arrow with.
I shot my brother with a cross bow
by JOHNSON II October 16, 2003
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A signature weapon that can be used in a zombie apocalypse

Main users include Dwight & Daryl from TWD
Hey aren't you going to kill that zombie with a gun , No I got a crossbow instead
by Oneshotduke March 23, 2017
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Use of steroids on bows and arrows was banned in the U.S. by 1987 Bows Rights Act but it is still common practice in many parts of the world. Many people see this treatment of bows and arrows unethical even though crossbows are rad.
by Pseudonym A. Nonymous March 16, 2017
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