A bow is a weapon that shoots arrows. The weapon is used for hunting, sport shooting, and occasionally for war.
Regular bows (covered by this tag) are pulled back manually, which takes more strength than popular belief would tend to attribute to the typical archer character in fiction. However, in later times, a version of the weapon called a crossbow would arise, which replaces manual pulling of the string with pulling by means of a mechanical device such as a lever or a crank, which allows for more powerful shots and can be used by those with less strength than a regular archer.
The following tags are aliased to this tag: bow_and_arrow (learn more).
This tag implicates weapon (learn more).
The following tags implicate this tag: compound_bow, holding_bow_(weapon), and ice_bow (learn more).