from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short mortar used for throwing stone shot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A short mortar used formerly for throwing stone shot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ballistic war-engine for throwing stones, used in the middle ages.
- n. An early form of cannon the ball of which was of stone.
Old French perriere, perrier, French perrier. Compare pederero. (Wiktionary)