mangonel

noun
man·​go·​nel | \ ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnel How to pronounce mangonel (audio) \

Definition of mangonel

: a military engine formerly used to throw missiles

First Known Use of mangonel

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mangonel

Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably from Medieval Latin manganellus, diminutive of Late Latin manganum philter, mangonel, from Greek manganon

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“Mangonel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mangonel. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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