Pederero
Pederero Ped`e*re"ro, n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. ?. So named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance. [Written also {paterero} and {peterero}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pederero — variant of pedrero * * * pederero /ped ə rāˈrō/ noun (pl pedereˈroes or pedereˈros) An old gun for discharging stones, pieces of iron, etc, also for firing salutes (also padereˈro, patereˈro, pedreˈro, etc) ORIGIN: Sp pedrero, from L petra stone …   Useful english dictionary

  • paterero — Pederero Ped e*re ro, n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. ?. So named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peterero — Pederero Ped e*re ro, n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. ?. So named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Paterero — Pat e*re ro, n. See {Pederero}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perrier — Per ri*er, n. [OF. perriere, perrier, F. perrier. Cf. {Pederero}.] (Mil.) A short mortar used formerly for throwing stone shot. Hakluyt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Peterero — Pet e*re ro, n. (Mil.) See {Pederero}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Petrary — Pet ra*ry, n. [L. petra stone. Cf. Sp. petraria, and E. {Pederero}.] An ancient war engine for hurling stones. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arms — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Arms >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 arm arm arms Sgm: N 1 weapon weapon deadly weapon Sgm: N 1 armament armament armaments armature Sgm: N 1 panoply panoply stand of arms …   English dictionary for students

  • paterero — variant of pedrero * * * paterero /pat ə rāˈrō/ noun (pl patereˈros or patereˈroes / rōz/) same as ↑pederero …   Useful english dictionary

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