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 that used a matchlock or a wheellock mechanism

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