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
5%
10%
80%
5%
20
flagUkraine
12%
12%
75%
0%
16
flagAustralia
8%
8%
75%
8%
12
flagAustria
11%
11%
64%
11%
17
flagCzech Republic
9%
9%
63%
18%
11
flagFrance
3%
11%
61%
23%
26
flagAfghanistan
10%
20%
60%
10%
10
flagLithuania
0%
33%
58%
8%
12
flagPoland
14%
14%
56%
14%
9829
flagthe United Kingdom
12%
12%
53%
21%
250
flagCanada
26%
10%
52%
10%
19
flagRepublic of Ireland
35%
0%
50%
14%
14
flagthe United States
14%
21%
47%
15%
223
flagUU
21%
10%
47%
21%
19
flagGermany
14%
23%
44%
17%
140
flagthe Netherlands
17%
19%
43%
17%
41
flagNorway
25%
14%
40%
18%
27
flagIndia
43%
12%
37%
6%
16
flagItaly
19%
19%
34%
26%
26
flagSweden
16%
25%
25%
33%
12

Gender

men64%
women40%
crossbow
12%
18%
catapult
6%
20%
ballista
64%
40%
trebuchet
17%
20%

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