petrary

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Etymology[edit]

Medieval Latin petraria, from Latin petra (stone).

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Noun[edit]

petrary (plural petraries)

  1. A weapon used to hurl stones
    • 1969, Robert Nye, Tales I Told My Mother:
      Their boats, loaded with six months’ provisions and a petrary for shooting crucifixes, were stowed aboard.

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