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Bows and arrows - synonyms or related words

arrow

noun

a weapon in the form of a thin straight stick with a sharp point at one end and feathers at the other. Arrows are shot through the air using a bow.

arrowhead

noun

the sharp pointed part of an arrow

bolt

noun

a short heavy pointed stick that you shoot from a crossbow

bow

noun

a weapon made from a long curved piece of wood, used for shooting arrows

quiver

noun

a container for arrows that you wear on your back

shaft

noun

literary

an arrow

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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