petard

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English[edit]

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the use of a petard

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French petarder, see pétard.

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petard (plural petards)

  1. (historical) A small, hat-shaped explosive device, used to blow a hole in a door or wall.
  2. Anything potentially explosive, in a non-literal sense.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Shakespeare, Hamlet
      For tis the sport to haue the enginer / Hoist with his owne petar
  3. (now rare) A loud firecracker.

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petard (third-person singular simple present petards, present participle petarding, simple past and past participle petarded)

  1. (now rare, archaic) To attack or blow a hole in (something) with a petard.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.56:
      The souldier, if he but goe to besiege a cottage, to scale a castle, to rob a church, to pettard [transl. petarder] a gate, to force a religious house, or any villanous act, before he attempt it praieth to God for his assistance, though his intents and hopes be full-fraught with crueltie, murther, covetise, luxurie, sacrilege, and all iniquitie.

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Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French pétard, used since 1600.

Noun[edit]

petard c

  1. a petard (small bomb)
  2. a petard (firecracker)

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bomb
firecracker

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