xbow

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From crossbow, using X as abbreviation for cross.

Noun[edit]

xbow (plural xbows)

  1. Informal form of crossbow.
    • 1998, "Dundee", Heavy xbows for 80 gold?! (on newsgroup rec.games.computer.ultima.online)
      It might actually be more profitable for a master bowyer to make and sell heavy xbows now (instead of bows)... unless this was just some weird one-time deal.