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mangonel

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noun man·go·nel \ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnel\

Definition of mangonel

  1. :  a military engine formerly used to throw missiles



Origin of mangonel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably from Medieval Latin manganellus, diminutive of Late Latin manganum philter, mangonel, from Greek manganon


First Known Use: 13th century


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