pyroballogy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek

Noun[edit]

pyroballogy (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The study of artillery.
    • 2015, Anders Engberg-Pedersen, Empire of Chance:
      Instead of clarifying the geometry of fortification, however, the treatises only bring confusion, such that Toby's attempts to follow the rules of pyroballogy result in his mistaking a parabola for a hyperbola, and so on.