Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A ballistic war-engine for throwing stones, used in the middle ages.
  • noun An early form of cannon the ball of which was of stone.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) A short mortar used formerly for throwing stone shot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun military, historical A short mortar used for throwing stone shot.

Etymologies

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Old French perriere, perrier, French perrier. Compare pederero.

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