ribaudequin

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French

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ribaudequin (plural ribaudequins)

  1. An engine of war used in the Middle Ages, consisting of a protected elevated staging on wheels, and armed in front with pikes. After the 14th century it was furnished with small cannon.
  2. A huge bow fixed on the wall of a fortified town for casting javelins.

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Noun[edit]

ribaudequin f (plural ribaudequins)

  1. An engine of war used in the Middle Ages, consisting of a protected elevated staging on wheels, and armed in front with pikes. It was (after the 14th century) furnished with small cannon.
  2. A huge bow fixed on the wall of a fortified town for casting javelins.

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