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Noun Concept
Categories: Song dynasty, Roman siege engines, Obsolete technologies, Artillery of China, Siege engines
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catapult  arbalest  arbalist  ballista  bricole
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An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles WordNet 3.0
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An engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles WordNet 3.0 & Open English WordNet
The ballista, plural ballistae, sometimes called bolt thrower, was an ancient missile weapon that launched either bolts or stones at a distant target. Wikipedia
A catapult is a ballistic device used to launch a projectile a great distance without the aid of gunpowder or other propellants – particularly various types of ancient and medieval siege engines. Wikipedia
A trebuchet is a type of catapult that uses a long arm to throw a projectile. Wikipedia
The arbalest was a late variation of the crossbow coming into use in Europe during the 12th century. Wikipedia
The mangonel, also called the traction trebuchet, was a type of trebuchet used in Ancient China starting from the Warring States period, and later across Eurasia by the 6th century AD. Unlike the later counterweight trebuchet, the mangonel operated on manpower-pulling cords attached to a lever and sling to launch projectiles. Wikipedia
Device used to throw or hurl a projectile a great distance without the aid of explosive devices. Wikipedia Disambiguation
Siege engine used in the Middle Ages. Wikipedia Disambiguation
Type of siege engine which uses a swinging arm to throw a missile at the enemy Wikidata
Medieval artillery weapon class Wikidata
Later crossbow variant Wikidata
Ancient missile weapon Wikidata
A wooden crossbow with a special drawing mechanism, used to fire bolts, stones etc. Wiktionary
An ancient kind of military catapult. Wiktionary
An instance of firing a missile from a catapult. Wiktionary
A traction trebuchet (trebuchet operated by manpower). Wiktionary
A military engine acting like a sling which threw stones from a bag or wooden bucket powered by the torsion from a bundle of ropes or sinews operated by machinery; a torsion catapult. Wiktionary
Military engine. Wiktionary (translation)
A medieval siege engine consisting of a large pivoting arm heavily weighted on one end. Wiktionary
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Medieval trebuchets are said to have been capable of launching 90kg projectiles over distances of more than 300 meters. Wiktionary