helepole

noun hel·e·pole \ ˈhe-lə-ˌpōl \
variants: or less commonly helepolis play \hə-ˈle-pə-ləs\

Definition of helepole

plural helepoles play \ˈhe-lə-ˌpōlz\ also helepolises play \hə-ˈle-pə-lə-səz\
:an ancient siege engine composed of a movable tower covering a battering ram

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Origin and Etymology of helepole

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


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