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Take-Down - The type of bow that has removable limbs.
Recurve - The curvature of the bow limb away from the archer at the tips of the limbs.
Compound Bow - A bow with several bow strings and eccentric wheels at both end of the limbs. These bows use eccentric wheels on the limbs to improve mechanical efficiency.
Limbs - The upper and lower part of a bow that moves. This is the part that determine the force of the bow
Crossbow or X-bow - A small bow attached to a wooden "gun like" handle to improve aiming and efficiency. It's called a crossbow because of its cross shape.
Quiver - A receptacle or container for holding arrows while you are shooting. A quiver can either be worn on a belt or slung around the shoulder depending on the archers preference
Armguard (Bracer) - A guard (usually plastic or leather) worn on the inner side of forearm that holds the bow. May be held by elastic bands, velcro or leather laces. Its purpose is to prevent bruising from bowstring slap (ie. bowstring hitting the arm).
Bolt - Short arrows used with crossbows
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