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- n. Plural form of flatbow.
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Most of the competitors used the maple and elm flatbows common to this part of the Sunfallen Kingdoms.
I have read somewhere that although flatbows are generally superior technology to longbows, longbows are quicker and easier to make in large quantities than flatbows.
Robert Hardy discusses at some length whether the Monmouthshire bows were flatbows and comes to the conclusion that they weren't, based on niceties of the translation from Gerald's medieval Latin.