How is this ancient missile weapon called?

crossbow
catapult
ballista
trebuchet
Ballista re­sem­bles a large cross­bow, but it relies on dif­fer­ent me­chan­ic­s. Ballista uses two levers with torsion springs made of twisted skeins instead of a prod (the bow part of a modern cross­bow).

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flagUnknown
5%
2%
84%
7%
1241
flagSpain
6%
6%
84%
3%
33
flagGreece
16%
5%
77%
0%
18
flagSwitzerland
17%
8%
73%
0%
23
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
4%
71%
23%
21
flagUkraine
21%
10%
68%
0%
19
flagAustria
11%
11%
65%
11%
26
flagPoland
11%
10%
64%
12%
17199
flagLithuania
5%
23%
64%
5%
17
flagFrance
2%
12%
58%
25%
39
flagthe United Kingdom
10%
10%
56%
22%
399
flagCanada
14%
24%
56%
4%
41
flagGermany
12%
18%
51%
17%
222
flagthe United States
13%
20%
50%
14%
295
flagRepublic of Ireland
20%
8%
50%
20%
24
flagNorway
24%
12%
45%
18%
33
flagthe Netherlands
14%
17%
44%
21%
56
flagSweden
14%
23%
42%
19%
21
flagItaly
20%
20%
37%
22%
45
flagIndia
44%
16%
33%
5%
18

Gender

men77%
women41%
crossbow
7%
17%
catapult
3%
20%
ballista
77%
41%
trebuchet
11%
20%

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