man·​go·​nel ˈmaŋ-gə-ˌnel How to pronounce mangonel (audio)
: a military engine formerly used to throw missiles

Word History


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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mangonel was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Mangonel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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