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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ballista
trebuchet
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flagSpain
5%
10%
80%
5%
20
flagUkraine
12%
12%
75%
0%
16
flagAustralia
8%
8%
75%
8%
12
flagAustria
13%
6%
66%
13%
15
flagCzech Republic
9%
9%
63%
18%
11
flagAfghanistan
10%
20%
60%
10%
10
flagLithuania
0%
33%
58%
8%
12
flagFrance
5%
15%
57%
21%
19
flagPoland
14%
14%
55%
14%
9135
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
11%
51%
23%
220
flagRepublic of Ireland
35%
0%
50%
14%
14
flagthe United States
14%
21%
47%
15%
205
flagCanada
29%
11%
47%
11%
17
flagthe Netherlands
13%
18%
45%
18%
37
flagGermany
15%
23%
43%
17%
124
flagNorway
23%
15%
42%
19%
26
flagIndia
43%
12%
37%
6%
16
flagItaly
20%
20%
33%
25%
24
flagSweden
18%
27%
18%
36%
11

Gender

men64%
women40%
crossbow
12%
17%
catapult
6%
20%
ballista
64%
40%
trebuchet
16%
21%

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