Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of gun, usually a light piece mounted on a swivel, sometimes taking the form of a heavy musket fired from a rest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small portable piece of ordnance, mounted on a swivel.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A large swivel-musket or wall-piece used in the East by the natives. It is fired from a rest and is sometimes mounted on a carriage. The Chinese use jingals extensively.

Etymologies

Hindi janjal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm waiting for jingal to turn this into a political ploy for his party.

    Louisiana governor critical of oil spill response efforts

  • By the way jingal, don't ask the Federal Government for NOTHING,

    Louisiana governor critical of oil spill response efforts

  • "Some elephants and camels": indeed I remember Ionnis suggesting to field some jingal elephants and zamberk camels in Prussian service a gift of the Sultan, as a token of anti-Empresses sympathy.

    Things Are Looking Up

  • Graham was hit by a ball from a jingal fired from the ramparts.

    Major General Sir Gerald Graham VC

  • We passed through Chang-kia-wan again, in a solid phalanx with the Sikh sowars around us, thrusting by main force through streets choked with jingal-men and Tiger soldiers who sneered and spat but kept their distance from those razor-sharp lance-heads.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • The jingal-men were firing volleys from the bridge, the ugly mandarin rushing about in the smoke, exhorting 'em to aim low for the honour of old Pekin High School, no doubt.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • A week ago he'd been damning his coolies for useless, but now he was in a desperate fret for their welfare — they were to carry in the scaling ladders in the teeth of cannon, jingal-fire, spears, stinkpots and whatever else the Manchoos were hurling from the walls, and Temple, the ass, was determined to go in with them.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • A week ago he'd been damning his coolies for useless, but now he was in a desperate fret for their welfare - they were to carry in the scaling ladders in the teeth of cannon, jingal-fire, spears, stinkpots and whatever else the Manchoos were hurling from the walls, and Temple, the ass, was determined to go in with them.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Shot after shot was launched from the heavy _jingal_, and at the short range the gunners found the door an easy mark, and pounded it again and again until it was utterly shattered, and the opening into their stronghold was left defenceless.

    Jack Haydon's Quest

  • "Sure thing," said Buck, "an 'those little tigers away to the left o' the _jingal_ are massing for a rush as soon as the gunners have worked the door loose."

    Jack Haydon's Quest

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