or gin·gal, gin·gall



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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Examples from the Web for jingal

Historical Examples of jingal

  • The jingal, for instance, is a delightful weapon at that range.

    To Lhassa at Last

    Powell Millington

  • Every jingal, musket, and rifle in the jong was then loosed off in any and every direction.

  • "Say, I fancy I see a bunch of 'em just beyond the jingal," said Buck.

    Jack Haydon's Quest

    John Finnemore

  • But with the pressure upon the trigger the barrel of the Chinese jingal deviated slightly in the same direction.

  • But normally, in the latter stages of its flight, the jingal bullet lets you know it is coming.

    To Lhassa at Last

    Powell Millington