noun bal·lis·ta \bə-ˈlis-tə\
plural bal·lis·tae\-ˌtē\

Definition of BALLISTA

:  an ancient military engine often in the form of a crossbow for hurling large missiles

Origin of BALLISTA

Latin, from Greek *ballistēs, from ballein to throw — more at devil
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with BALLISTA


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