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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catapult, arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucketnoun

    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles

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  1. trebucketnoun

    A torture device for dunking suspected witches by means of a chair attached to the end of a long pole.

Wikipedia

  1. trebucket

    A trebuchet (French: trébuchet) is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to throw a projectile. It was a common powerful siege engine until the advent of gunpowder. The design of a trebuchet allows it to launch projectiles of greater weights and further distances than that of a traditional catapult. There are two main types of trebuchet. The first is the traction trebuchet, or mangonel, which uses manpower to swing the arm. It first appeared in China in the 4th century BC. Carried westward by the Avars, the technology was adopted by the Byzantines in the late 6th century AD and by their neighbors in the following centuries. The later, and often larger and more powerful, counterweight trebuchet, also known as the counterpoise trebuchet, uses a counterweight to swing the arm. It appeared in both Christian and Muslim lands around the Mediterranean in the 12th century, and was carried back to China by the Mongols in the 13th century.

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  1. trebucket

    A trebuchet is a type of siege engine used in the medieval period, designed to hurl large stones or other projectiles. It is characterized by a long pivot arm, with a heavy counterweight on one end and a sling to hold the projectile on the other. The trebuchet utilizes the principle of leverage to propel the projectile great distances, making it a valuable tool in warfare for the purpose of damaging or breaching fortifications.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trebucketnoun

    a cucking stool; a tumbrel

  2. Trebucketnoun

    a military engine used in the Middle Ages for throwing stones, etc. It acted by means of a great weight fastened to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised the end of the long arm with great velocity, hurling stones with much force

  3. Trebucketnoun

    a kind of balance for weighing

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. trebucket

    A machine used in the Middle Ages for throwing stones, etc., acting by means of a great weight fastened to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised the end of the long arm with great velocity, and hurled stones with much force.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trebucket in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trebucket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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