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
4%
2%
84%
8%
691
flagSpain
4%
9%
80%
4%
21
flagAustralia
7%
7%
76%
7%
13
flagAustria
9%
9%
71%
9%
21
flagUkraine
22%
11%
66%
0%
18
flagthe United Arab Emirates
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5%
64%
29%
17
flagLithuania
0%
28%
64%
7%
14
flagPoland
12%
12%
61%
13%
13266
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
10%
54%
23%
325
flagFrance
3%
15%
54%
27%
33
flagCzech Republic
7%
15%
53%
23%
13
flagthe United States
13%
19%
50%
15%
269
flagCanada
20%
23%
50%
6%
30
flagGermany
13%
22%
46%
17%
166
flagthe Netherlands
16%
18%
46%
16%
49
flagNorway
26%
13%
43%
16%
30
flagSweden
12%
18%
43%
25%
16
flagRepublic of Ireland
29%
11%
41%
17%
17
flagIndia
43%
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37%
6%
16
flagItaly
18%
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24%
37

Gender

men74%
women41%
crossbow
8%
17%
catapult
4%
20%
ballista
74%
41%
trebuchet
12%
20%

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