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

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catapult
ballista
trebuchet
answers
flagSpain
4%
9%
80%
4%
21
flagAustralia
8%
8%
75%
8%
12
flagUkraine
17%
11%
70%
0%
17
flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
0%
69%
30%
13
flagAustria
11%
11%
66%
11%
18
flagFrance
3%
10%
64%
21%
28
flagLithuania
0%
33%
58%
8%
12
flagPoland
14%
14%
56%
14%
10608
flagUnknown
8%
17%
56%
17%
46
flagCanada
25%
12%
54%
8%
24
flagCzech Republic
7%
15%
53%
23%
13
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
11%
52%
24%
284
flagthe United States
13%
20%
49%
15%
249
flagthe Netherlands
17%
17%
46%
15%
45
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
0%
46%
20%
15
flagGermany
15%
22%
43%
18%
150
flagNorway
27%
13%
41%
17%
29
flagIndia
43%
12%
37%
6%
16
flagItaly
18%
24%
33%
24%
33
flagSweden
15%
23%
30%
30%
13

Gender

men64%
women39%
crossbow
11%
17%
catapult
6%
21%
ballista
64%
39%
trebuchet
17%
20%

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