robinet

noun

rob·​in·​et
ˈräbə̇nə̇t
plural -s
1
a
dialectal, England : robin
b
2
[from Robinet, diminutive of Robin, nickname from the name Robert] : a light cannon of the 16th century throwing a projectile weighing about half a pound

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, short for robinet redbrest, from Robinet (diminutive of Robin, nickname from the name Robert) + Middle English redbrest redbreast

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“Robinet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/robinet. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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