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petard

noun pe·tard \pə-ˈtär(d)\

Definition of PETARD

1
:  a case containing an explosive to break down a door or gate or breach a wall
2
:  a firework that explodes with a loud report
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Origin of PETARD

Middle French, from peter to break wind, from pet expulsion of intestinal gas, from Latin peditum, from neuter of peditus, past participle of pedere to break wind; akin to Greek bdein to break wind
First Known Use: 1598

Other Military Terms

bivouac, logistics, salient, sally, supernumerary, tactical

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