mangonel

[ mang-guh-nel ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəˌnɛl /

noun

(formerly) any of various military engines for throwing large stones, darts, and other missiles.

Origin of mangonel

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French (diminutive), derivative of Late Latin manganum < Greek mánganon engine of war
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mangonel

/ (ˈmæŋɡəˌnɛl) /

noun

history a war engine for hurling stones

Word Origin for mangonel

C13: via Old French from Medieval Latin manganellus, ultimately from Greek manganon
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