helepole

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

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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