Definitions

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.

Etymologies

Old French perriere, perrier, French perrier. Compare pederero. (Wiktionary)

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