birdbolt definition

  • noun:
    • A short dull arrow for killing birds without piercing all of them.
    • whatever smites without penetrating.
    • a quick blunt arrow for killing wild birds without piercing all of them.
    • A blunt-headed arrow the longbow or crossbow, previously useful for shooting wild birds. It had been intended to stun without piercing.
    • an area English title for the burbot, Molva lota.
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