petronel

[pe-truh-nl]

Origin of petronel

1570–80; < Middle French petrinal, dialectal variant of poitrinal, equivalent to poitrine chest (< Vulgar Latin *pectorīna, noun use of feminine of *pectorīnus of the breast; see pectoral, -ine1) + -al -al1
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petronel

noun
  1. a firearm of large calibre used in the 16th and early 17th centuries, esp by cavalry soldiers

Word Origin for petronel

C16: from French, literally: of the breast, from poitrine breast, from Latin pectus
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