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    Post by Ivo Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:07 pm

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    A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

    Good Day,

    This topic is the bare bones of the developing glossary index.
    Every letter links to a post which contains the words starting with the letter chosen.
    Pretty cool huh? Very Happy

    So far the list is still incomplete and in it's nature will always be, considering that crossbows are developing and with new technologies come new terms.

    I also have yet to insert example images for each glossary term.

    If you see something missing, don't be a stranger, just post the term
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    Post by Ivo Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:11 pm

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    Prod (component)- A commonly used term for the crossbow limb, bow, or limb assembly(limb or several limbs mounted on a riser)


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    Post by Ivo Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:11 pm

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    Quarrel - A term commonly referring to a medieval style crossbow bolt.


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    Post by Ivo Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:12 pm

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    Spanning Lever (equipment) - Hinged lever to aid cocking; pushes string back using lugs or a ring mounted at front of crossbow; provides mechanical advantage of about 5:1, varying with lever length.


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    Post by Ivo Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:12 pm

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    Trigger Mechanism(component) - The mechanism in a crossbow that serves as means of retaining and releasing the bowstring[/size]

    Trigger hook(component) - Commonly referred to as "Trigger" it is a Lever type piece of metal that must be pulled with the index finger to initiate the release of the string.

    Trigger Guard(component) - Metal (or sometimes hard plastic) mechanical device which partially covers the trigger and reduces the chance the weapon will be accidentally discharged.


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    Post by Ivo Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:13 pm

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    Windlass (equipment) - A crossbow spanning mechanism that employes series of pulleys (blocks) to gain mechanical advantage over a a very heavy draw prod.


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    Post by Ivo Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:56 pm

    Hey guys,

    This was a long awaited topic, ey? Smile

    Not complete yet, so suggest a term to be added and it will be so.

    I'm hoping this topic helps everyone with all your terminology needs and big thanks to those helping expand this glossary.

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    Post by 8fingers Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:28 pm

    Quarrel -crossbow bolt
    Windlass -
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    Sear- /sear spring
    Padre Island- Type of crossbow
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    Post by Ivo Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:35 pm

    Thanks 8fingers, finally cleared my head and got back to this topic.

    Added most of the terms you mentioned. Still need to compile a good entry for the Padre Island...I'll do my research and then bother Geezer about additional info. And Spanish cranequin...Think this is where I'll start adding pictures to aid in the definition.Smile

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    Post by Geezer Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:55 am

    Geezer here: I don't know if it's necessary to the lexicon, but the term 'quarrel' for crossbow-bolts originally referred to bolts with a diamon-section head. Payne-Gallwey also references 'viretons', which were specifically bolts that were fletched to spin, whereas others were built for minimal spin. (I'm not sure you can entirely eliminate spin, but you can get it down reallll- slooow.
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    Post by Ivo Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:08 am

    viretons

    Interesting...it sounds like this one Russian word - веретено (pronounced: v'er'et'enó) meaning - Spindle. Don't know the exact name for the tool, but it's a rod used for collecting spun thread and looks surprisingly close to a crossbow bolt. Smile

    http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:Spindel-vereteno.JPG

    Thanks for the addition, I'll see to it being added to the list. Very Happy

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    Post by whiteraven Thu May 31, 2012 6:13 pm

    How about "Tickler" and "Goats Foot"?
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    Post by whiteraven Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:24 pm

    Is it possible that a diagram illustration could be added to these terms? Some of us newbies aren't sure what name goes with what part.

    What and where is the "sear"?
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    Post by Gnome Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:06 pm

    The sear is the catch that locks a release mechanism, strictly speaking. For example, on a medieval roller-nut type mechanism, it's the notch on the bottom of the nut that the business end of the release lever or "tickler" locks into, usually reinforced with steel.

    I think illustrations are a great idea. I think a lot of members would be happy to contribute, myself included.
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    Post by Ivo Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:09 am

    Tried it, got left with all the work. Laughing

    If anyone is willing to help out, I can boost them to a Moderator position, so you can edit posts and make them a little cooler than just the basic list I put together.

    Just ahead of time, in case we do go through with this ~ The first post should remain unaltered, since there is some touchy hyperlinking work there....but all the other posts are at your disposal.

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    Post by chaz Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:19 pm

    Ivo,

    How about the term "Bull pup"

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    Post by FrenckBrambo Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:58 pm

    Ivo wrote:R


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    Post by kenh Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:23 am

    Riser is NOT a term used in crossbow building, since almost no prods have a 'thickened to fill the hand' center section.
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    Post by FrenckBrambo Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:30 am

    I read "sear latch". No idea what it is..

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