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).

Answers distribution

crossbow
catapult
ballista
trebuchet
answers
flagSpain
4%
9%
80%
4%
21
flagAustralia
8%
8%
75%
8%
12
flagUkraine
17%
11%
70%
0%
17
flagAustria
11%
11%
66%
11%
18
flagFrance
3%
10%
64%
21%
28
flagUnknown
12%
12%
59%
15%
32
flagCzech Republic
8%
8%
58%
25%
12
flagLithuania
0%
33%
58%
8%
12
flagPoland
14%
14%
56%
14%
10276
flagCanada
25%
12%
54%
8%
24
flagDenmark
18%
27%
54%
0%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
11%
51%
24%
272
flagthe United States
14%
21%
47%
15%
235
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
0%
46%
20%
15
flagthe Netherlands
16%
19%
45%
16%
42
flagGermany
15%
22%
43%
18%
149
flagNorway
28%
14%
39%
17%
28
flagIndia
43%
12%
37%
6%
16
flagItaly
16%
25%
32%
25%
31
flagSweden
15%
23%
30%
30%
13

Gender

men64%
women39%
crossbow
12%
17%
catapult
6%
21%
ballista
64%
39%
trebuchet
17%
20%

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