Longbow meaning

lôngbō, lŏng-
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A long, hand-drawn bow, such as that used in medieval England, which sometimes exceeded 6 feet (1.8 meters) in length.
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A large bow drawn by hand for shooting a long, feathered arrow.
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A large bow that has a strong tension, and is usually more than 3 feet tall. The most famous longbows in history were the English longbows, which were crafted of yew.
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draw the longbow
  • to exaggerate in telling something
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