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For other uses, see Quarrel (disambiguation).
Modern crossbow bolt compared to a 1 eurocent coin

A quarrel or bolt is the term for the ammunition used in a crossbow.[1] The name "quarrel" is derived from the French carré, "square", referring to the fact that they typically have square heads. Although their length varies, they are typically shorter than traditional arrows.


  1. ^ "Quarrel". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 


  • Stone, George Cameron (1999) [1934]. A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration, and Use of Arms and Armor in All Countries and in All Times.Mike. Mineola NY: Dover Publications. p. 125. ISBN 0-486-40726-8.