Carbine vs Crossbow - What's the difference?

carbine | crossbow |


As nouns the difference between carbine and crossbow

is that carbine is a rifle with a short barrel while crossbow is a mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, which fires bolts.

carbine

Noun

(en noun)
  • A rifle with a short barrel.
  • Anagrams

    *

    crossbow

    English

    Alternative forms

    * xbow (informal)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A mechanised weapon, based on the bow and arrow, which fires bolts.
  • Derived terms

    * crossbowman

    See also

    * arbalest *