variants or less commonly paterero
or pederero
plural -s
: a piece of chambered ordnance used for throwing chiefly stones and scraps of iron

Word History


Spanish pedrero, from Medieval Latin petraria, from Latin, feminine of petrarius of stones, from petra stone (from Greek, rock, stone) + -arius -ary

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“Pedrero.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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