[ UK /tɹˈɛbʊʃˌe‍ɪ/ ]
  1. an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
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How To Use trebuchet In A Sentence

  • ‘Bunchberry stamens are designed like miniature medieval trebuchets - specialized catapults that maximize throwing distance by having the payload attached to the throwing arm by a hinge or flexible strap,’ Edwards said.
  • In part, this stress on strong outer defences was a reaction to new and more powerful weapons, including crossbows and siege machines such as mangonels and trebuchets capable of throwing heavy rocks.
  • The close-quarter action photography with gristle and bone is spliced with dizzy shots of flying masonry launched by ginormous trebuchets.
  • Drawn toward the city gates, they fell victim to an array of crossbows and trebuchets from within the city defenses.
  • The trebuchet allows the flower to throw pollen further than a simple catapult would, she said.
  • As if that were not enough, a second trebuchet was built to a French design using a huge swinging ballast-filled basket as a counterweight.
  • Build your own trebuchet and start flinging things at the neighbours.
  • Intrigued by Leonardo da Vinci's drawing of a machine capable of slinging dead horses over a long distance, he reckoned the ‘war wolf’ was a monster trebuchet, a gravity-powered catapult first developed in China.
  • You play and you get some sense, e.g., of the visual and functional distinctions between trebuchets, mangonels and onagers. Playing with history
  • They, like catapults, trebuchets, and siege engines, were made mainly of wood.
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