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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crossbow
catapult
ballista
trebuchet
answers
flagSpain
4%
9%
80%
4%
21
flagAustralia
8%
8%
75%
8%
12
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
0%
73%
26%
15
flagUkraine
17%
11%
70%
0%
17
flagAustria
10%
10%
68%
10%
19
flagLithuania
0%
28%
64%
7%
14
flagUnknown
8%
13%
61%
16%
67
flagFrance
3%
16%
58%
22%
31
flagPoland
14%
14%
56%
14%
10933
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
10%
53%
23%
305
flagCanada
23%
15%
53%
7%
26
flagCzech Republic
7%
15%
53%
23%
13
flagthe United States
13%
20%
48%
15%
254
flagthe Netherlands
17%
19%
45%
15%
46
flagGermany
15%
23%
42%
18%
153
flagNorway
27%
13%
41%
17%
29
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
11%
41%
17%
17
flagIndia
43%
12%
37%
6%
16
flagItaly
17%
23%
32%
26%
34
flagSweden
15%
23%
30%
30%
13

Gender

men64%
women40%
crossbow
11%
17%
catapult
6%
21%
ballista
64%
40%
trebuchet
17%
20%

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