Definitions for petardpɪˈtɑrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pe•tardpɪˈtɑrd(n.)

  1. an explosive device formerly used in warfare to blow in a door or gate, form a breach in a wall, etc.

    Category: Military

  2. a firecracker making a loud noise.

Idioms for petard:

  1. hoist by or with one's own petard,caught by the very device one had contrived to hurt another.

    Category: Idiom

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. petard(noun)

    an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall

Wiktionary

  1. petard(Noun)

    A small, hat-shaped explosive device, used to blow a hole in a door or wall.

  2. petard(Noun)

    Anything potentially explosive, in a non-literal sense.

  3. petard(Noun)

    A loud firecracker.

  4. petard(Verb)

    To attack or blow a hole in (something) with a petard.

  5. Origin: From petarder, from petard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petard(noun)

    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 It has been superseded

Freebase

  1. Petard

    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

  1. Petard

    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

cracker(noun)

a small exploding firework

fire crackers.

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