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Trebuchet, treb′ū-shet, n. a military engine like the ballista.
To these engines the besieged opposed the first trebuchet, and another mounted in the barbican.Annals of a Fortress|E. Viollet-le-Duc
Such was the principle of the "trebuchet," the enormous engines which carried devastation and destruction to medieval castles.British Castles|Charles H. Ashdown
Conversely, we might describe a staff-sling as a hand-trebuchet.Chaucer's Works, Volume 5 (of 7) -- Notes to the Canterbury Tales|Geoffrey Chaucer
The medival trebuchet was a sling wielded by a gigantic arm of wood.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages|Edward Lewes Cutts