gingal

or gin·gall

[ jin-gawl ]
/ ˈdʒɪn gɔl /

noun

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Definition for gingal (2 of 2)

jingal

or gin·gal, gin·gall

[ jin-gawl ]
/ ˈdʒɪn gɔl /

noun

a large musket fired from a rest, often mounted on a carriage: formerly used in India, China, etc.

Origin of jingal

1810–20; < Hindi janjāl, variant of janjār
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