Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.