pedrero

noun pe·dre·ro \pəˈdrə(ə)(ˌ)rō\
variants: less commonly

paterero

\ˌpätəˈre(ə)(ˌ)rō\ or

pederero

\ˌpādəˈr-\

Definition of pedrero

plural

-s

  1. :  a piece of chambered ordnance used for throwing chiefly stones and scraps of iron

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Origin and Etymology of pedrero

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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