from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A weapon used to hurl stones

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ancient war engine for hurling stones.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A military engine for throwing large stones.


Medieval Latin petraria, from Latin petra ("stone"). (Wiktionary)


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