trebuchet

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noun treb·u·chet \ˌtre-byə-ˈshet, -bə-, -ˈchet\
variants: or

trebucket

play \ˌtre-bə-ˈket\

Definition of trebuchet

  1. :  a medieval military engine for hurling heavy missiles (such as rocks)

Origin and Etymology of trebuchet

Middle English trebochet, from Anglo-French trebuchet


First Known Use: 15th century


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