Long Bow

   A Medieval weapon which could shoot an arrow accurately for over 183 meters (200 yards). A well trained archer could easily fire eight to ten arrows in thirty seconds. The long bow faded from use as armor got thicker and the use of firearms grew.

The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • long·bow — /ˈlɑːŋˌboʊ/ noun, pl bows [count] : a large wooden weapon (called a bow) that shot arrows and was used for hunting and fighting in the past …   Useful english dictionary

  • long|bow — …   Useful english dictionary

  • long-bow — …   Useful english dictionary

  • long|bow|man — «LNG BOH muhn, LONG », noun, plural men. an archer who uses a longbow …   Useful english dictionary

  • To draw a long bow — Bow Bow (b[=o]), n. [OE. bowe, boge, AS. boga, fr. AS. b[=u]gan to bend; akin to D. boog, G. bogen, Icel. bogi. See {Bow}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything bent, or in the form of a curve, as the rainbow. [1913 Webster] I do set my bow in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Speed of the Old Long Bow — Speed of the Old Long Bow: A Tribute to Ed Haley …   Википедия

  • draw the long bow — To make extravagant statements • • • Main Entry: ↑bow draw the long bow see under ↑bow2 • • • Main Entry: ↑draw draw the long bow see under ↑bow2 • • • Main Entr …   Useful english dictionary

  • draw the long bow —    to boast or exaggerate    The longer the bow, the further the potential range. Also as pull the long bow:     ... draw the long bow better now than ever. (Byron, 1824, of boasting)     You will say, Ah, here s Flashy pulling the long bow, but… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • draw a long bow — If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • draw a long bow —    If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.