Trebuchet+or+trebucket

  • 1 Trebucket — Trebuchet Treb u*chet, Trebucket Tre buck*et, n. [OF. trebuchet, trebukiet, an engine of war for hurling stones, F. tr[ e]buchet a gin, trap, a kind of balance, fr. OF. trebuchier, trebuquier, to stumble, trip, F. tr[ e]bucher.] 1. A cucking… …

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  • 2 Trebuchet — Treb u*chet, Trebucket Tre buck*et, n. [OF. trebuchet, trebukiet, an engine of war for hurling stones, F. tr[ e]buchet a gin, trap, a kind of balance, fr. OF. trebuchier, trebuquier, to stumble, trip, F. tr[ e]bucher.] 1. A cucking stool; a… …

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  • 3 trebuchet — [trē′buk΄ittreb′yo͞o shet΄] n. [ME < OFr < trebucher, to stumble < tre (< L trans , TRANS ) + buc, trunk, body < Frank * buk, trunk, akin to Ger bauch, belly < PGmc * bhug < IE * bhū , var. of base * bheu , to grow, swell… …

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  • 4 Trebuchet — A trebuchet [PronEng|ˈtrɛbəʃɛt TREB ə shet or IPA|/ˌtrɛbjʊˈʃɛt/ TREB yoo SHET (OED, Random House Unabridged Dictionary)] or trebucket [pronounced IPA|/ˈtriːbʌkɨt/ TREE bucket or IPA|/ˌtrɛbjʊˈkɛt/ TREB yoo KET (Random House Unabridged Dictionary)] …

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  • 5 trebuchet — or trebucket noun Etymology: Middle English trebochet, from Anglo French trebuchet Date: 15th century a medieval military engine for hurling heavy missiles (as rocks) …

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  • 6 trebucket — noun an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles • Syn: ↑catapult, ↑arbalest, ↑arbalist, ↑ballista, ↑bricole, ↑mangonel, ↑onager, ↑trebuchet …

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  • 7 trebucket — noun see trebuchet …

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  • 8 trebuchet — /treb yoo shet , treb yoo shet /, n. a medieval engine of war with a sling for hurling missiles. Also, trebucket /tree buk it, treb yoo ket /. [1300 50; ME < MF, equiv. to trebuch(er) to overturn, fall (tre(s) across, over ( < L trans TRANS ) +… …

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  • 9 trebuchet — n. Tumbrel, castigatory, ducking stool, cucking stool, trebucket …

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  • 10 trebuchet — n. (also trebucket) hist. 1 a military machine used in siege warfare for throwing stones etc. 2 a tilting balance for accurately weighing light articles. Etymology: ME f. OF f. trebucher overthrow, ult. f. Frank …

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  • 11 castigatory — n. (Law.) Trebuchet or trebucket, tumbrel or tumbril, ducking stool, cucking stool …

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  • 12 arbalist — noun an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles • Syn: ↑catapult, ↑arbalest, ↑ballista, ↑bricole, ↑mangonel, ↑onager, ↑trebuchet, ↑trebucket …

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  • 13 bricole — noun an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles • Syn: ↑catapult, ↑arbalest, ↑arbalist, ↑ballista, ↑mangonel, ↑onager, ↑trebuchet, ↑trebucket …

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