petronel

noun
pet·​ro·​nel | \ ˌpe-trə-ˈnel How to pronounce petronel (audio) \

Definition of petronel

: a portable firearm resembling a carbine of large caliber

First Known Use of petronel

circa 1577, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for petronel

perhaps modification of Middle French poitrinal, petrinal, from poitrinal of the chest, from poitrine chest, ultimately from Latin pector-, pectus — more at pectoral

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The first known use of petronel was circa 1577

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“Petronel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/petronel. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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