poliorcetics

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poliorcetics pl (plural only)

  1. (military) The art of siege warfare, namely, that of conducting or resisting a siege; siegecraft.
    • 1992, Lars Karlsson, Fortification Towers and Masonry Techniques in the Hegemony of Syracuse, 405–211 B.C. (Skrifter Utgivna av Svenska Institutet i Rom [Publications of the Swedish Institute in Rome]; 49), Stockholm: Svenska Institutet i Rom [Swedish Institute in Rome], →ISBN, ISSN 0081-993X, page 11, column 1:
      The grand battles of the Archaic and early Classical periods were replaced by the new art of poliorcetics.

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  1. ^ poliorcetics, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2020; “poliorcetics, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

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