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trebuchet

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Etymology

From Old French trebuchet, trebuket et al. (modern trébuchet), from trabucher (to overthrow), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] trabuchare.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈtɹɛbəʃɛt/, /ˈtɹɛb.jə.ʃeɪ/, /ˈtɹɛb.ju.ʃeɪ/; SAMPA: /"trEb.j@.SeI/, /"trEb.jU.SeI/
  • (US) enPR: trěb’yo͞o-shet, IPA: /ˈtɹɛb.juˌʃɛt/, /ˈtɹɛb.jəˌʃeɪ/

Noun

Singular
trebuchet

Plural
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trebuchet ({{{1}}})
  1. A medieval siege engine consisting of a large pivoting arm heavily weighted on one end. Considered to be the technological successor to the catapult.

Translations


Old French

Etymology

From trabucher.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /trɛbuˈtʃɛt/

Noun

trebuchet (m)

  1. trebuchet, bird trap

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