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Meaning of longbow

long•bow

Pronunciation: (lông'bō", long'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a large bow drawn by hand, as that used by English archers from the 12th to the 16th centuries.
  2. to exaggerate in telling stories; overstate something: He's sure to draw the longbow on the size of his catch of fish.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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