trebucket


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treb·u·chet

 (trĕb′yə-shĕt′) also treb·uc·ket (-ə-kĕt′)
n.
A medieval catapult for hurling heavy stones, often employing a long sling.

[Middle English, from Old French, from trebucher, to overthrow : tre-, over (from Latin trāns-; see trans-) + but, trunk of the body (of Germanic origin).]
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Noun1.trebucket - an engine that provided medieval artillery used during siegestrebucket - an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
engine - an instrument or machine that is used in warfare, such as a battering ram, catapult, artillery piece, etc.; "medieval engines of war"