Definitions for petardpɪˈtɑrd
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an explosive device formerly used in warfare to blow in a door or gate, form a breach in a wall, etc.
a firecracker making a loud noise.
Idioms for petard:
hoist by or with one's own petard,caught by the very device one had contrived to hurt another.
Origin of petard:
1598; < MF, =pet(er) to break wind (der. of pet < L pēditum a breaking wind, orig. neut. ptp. of pēdere to break wind) +-ard -ard
an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
A small, hat-shaped explosive device, used to blow a hole in a door or wall.
Anything potentially explosive, in a non-literal sense.
A loud firecracker.
To attack or blow a hole in (something) with a petard.
Origin: From petarder, from petard.
a case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to a plank, to be exploded against and break down gates, barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded
A petard was a small bomb used to blow up gates and walls when breaching fortifications, of French origin and dating back to the sixteenth century. A typical petard was a conical or rectangular metal object containing 2–3 kg of gunpowder, with a slow match as a fuse.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a cone-shaped explosive machine for bursting open gates, barriers, &c., made of iron and filled with powder and ball.
Translations for petard
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small exploding firework
- مُفَرْقَعَـة ناريّـهArabic
- bombinhaPortuguese (BR)
- petarda, prskavkaCzech
- der KnallfroschGerman
- kínverji, púðurkerlingIcelandic
- 爆竹Chinese (Trad.)
- 爆竹Chinese (Simp.)
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