petronel


pet·ro·nel

noun \ˌpe-trə-ˈnel\

Definition of PETRONEL

:  a portable firearm resembling a carbine of large caliber

Origin of PETRONEL

perhaps modification of Middle French poitrinal, petrinal, from poitrinal of the chest, from poitrine chest, ultimately from Latin pector-, pectus — more at pectoral
First Known Use: circa 1577

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