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bow click to hear : bow

Weapon with a wooden or metal shaft that bends when the bowstring is stretched to fire arrows.
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upper limb bowstring lower limb nock handle back arrow modern bow

upper limb click to hear : upper limb

Limb: the flexible part that stores potential energy when the bow is bent.

bowstring click to hear : bowstring

Fibers secured to the bow that are stretched to fire an arrow.

lower limb click to hear : lower limb

Limb: the flexible part that stores potential energy when the bow is bent.

nock click to hear : nock

Notch in the end of the limbs to take the bowstring knot.

handle click to hear : handle

Part between the two limbs; it is used to grip the bow.

back click to hear : back

Part of the bow opposite the bowstring.

arrow click to hear : arrow

Projectile fired by a bow or a crossbow; it consists of a shank, a point and a heel with a notch and fletching.

modern bow click to hear : modern bow

Bow with pulleys, which increase the power of the shot.