Encyclopedia > Compound bows

  Article Content

Compound bow

Redirected from Compound bows

A compound bow is a bow (weapon) that has pulleys set on its limbs, often at the ends of its limbs. The purpose is to make the cocked "ready-to-fire" position of the bow easier to hold. This lets a weaker person aim a more powerful bow more carefully than they otherwise could. The pulleys usually have their axles offset to provide the changing mechanical advantage.

See also longbow and archery.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
French resistance

... arrested Resistance organizer major Henri Frager[?] in 1944. Resistance also assisted later Allied invasions in south of France called Operation Dragoon and ...

This page was created in 30.3 ms