ballista

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noun bal·lis·ta \ bə-ˈlis-tə \

Definition of ballista

plural ballistae play \-ˌtē\
:an ancient military engine often in the form of a crossbow for hurling large missiles

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Origin and Etymology of ballista

Latin, from Greek *ballistēs, from ballein to throw — more at devil


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