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Princeton's WordNet

  1. petardnoun

    an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall

Wiktionary

  1. petardnoun

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

    Etymology: From petarder, from petard.

  2. petardnoun

    Anything potentially explosive, in a non-literal sense.

    Etymology: From petarder, from petard.

  3. petardnoun

    A loud firecracker.

    Etymology: From petarder, from petard.

  4. petardverb

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

    Etymology: From petarder, from petard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Petardnoun

    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 It has been superseded

    Etymology: [F. ptard, fr. pter to break wind, to crack, to explode, L. pedere, peditum.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Petard

    pē-tärd′, n. a kind of mortar filled with gunpowder, fixed to gates, barriers, &c., to break them down by explosion—(Shak.) Petar′: a paper bomb in pyrotechny.—ns. Petardeer′, Petardier′.—Hoist with one's own petard (see Hoist). [O. Fr.—péter, to crack or explode—L. pedĕre, cog. with Gr. perdein, Eng. fart.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. petard

    A hat-shaped metal machine, holding from 6 to 9 lbs. of gunpowder; it is firmly fixed to a stout plank, and being applied to a gate or barricade, is fired by a fuse, to break or blow it open. (See POWDER-BAGS.)

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Anagrams for petard »

  1. parted

  2. prated

  3. depart

  4. tarped

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of petard in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of petard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of petard in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    For 'tis the sport to have the engineer hoist with his own petard...

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