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compound bow click to hear : compound bow

Bow with a system of cables and wheels that increases its shooting power; it requires less effort for the archer to draw back the bowstring.
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sight nocking point cable guard mounting bracket arrow rest grip cable bowstring limb wheel

sight click to hear : sight

Articulated apparatus on the bow that aligns it with the target to increase the accuracy of the shot.

nocking point click to hear : nocking point

Mark on the bowstring where the arrow’s nock fits.

cable guard click to hear : cable guard

Part that spreads the bowstring cables apart to prevent them from touching the arrow as the latter is nocked and shot.

mounting bracket click to hear : mounting bracket

Metal part with a threaded opening; a screw goes into it to attach the limb to the bow’s grip.

arrow rest click to hear : arrow rest

Part against which the arrow shaft rests as the nock in fitted into the bowstring.

grip click to hear : grip

Part between the two limbs that is gripped to manipulate the bow.

cable click to hear : cable

Steel ropes that are bound together and slide on wheels to increase the bow’s power.

bowstring click to hear : bowstring

Group of fibers attached to the bow that are stretched taut to shoot an arrow.

limb click to hear : limb

Flexible part that stores the potential energy as the bow is stretched.

wheel click to hear : wheel

Small pulley attached to the end of each limb; it absorbs part of the force from the shot and it increases the shot’s accuracy.