- Also crossbow. Consists of a bow attached to an arched stick. Is powerful, low-trajectoried weapon. Fires a bolt (a shorter arrow).
- Alsocalled berdiche. A pollaxe with a long, slightly curved blade, principally used in north-eastern Europe.
- Term usually stands for Medieval swords which is, in fact, wrong. This misnomer comes from Victorian collectors of the early 19th century.
- Class of siege engines designed to throw spears and heavy bolts.