petronel

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noun pet·ro·nel \ˌpe-trə-ˈnel\

Definition of petronel

  1. :  a portable firearm resembling a carbine of large caliber

Origin and Etymology of 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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