petronel

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French petrinal, alteration of poitrinal, from poitrinal (of the chest), from poitrine (chest, breast), from Latin pectorina, feminine of pectorinus (of the breast), from Latin pectus (chest) + -inus (-ine)

Noun[edit]

petronel (plural petronels)

  1. (obsolete, weaponry) A 17th century firearm, using a matchlock or a wheellock mechanism to make sparks in the firing pan.