helepole

noun
hel·​e·​pole | \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpōl How to pronounce helepole (audio) \
variants: or less commonly helepolis \ hə-​ˈle-​pə-​ləs How to pronounce helepole (audio) \
plural helepoles\ ˈhe-​lə-​ˌpōlz How to pronounce helepole (audio) \ also helepolises\ hə-​ˈle-​pə-​lə-​səz How to pronounce helepole (audio) \

Definition of helepole

: an ancient siege engine composed of a movable tower covering a battering ram

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History and Etymology for helepole

French & Latin; French hélépole, from Latin helepolis, from Greek helepolis, from helein to take + polis city

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“Helepole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helepole. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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