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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trebuchet \Treb"u*chet\, Trebucket \Tre"buck*et\, n. [OF.
     trebuchet, trebukiet, an engine of war for hurling stones, F.
     tr['e]buchet a gin, trap, a kind of balance, fr. OF.
     trebuchier, trebuquier, to stumble, trip, F. tr['e]bucher.]
     1. A cucking stool; a tumbrel. --Cowell.
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     2. A military engine used in the Middle Ages for throwing
        stones, etc. It acted by means of a great weight fastened
        to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised
        the end of the long arm with great velocity, hurling
        stones with much force.
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     3. A kind of balance for weighing. [Obs.]
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cucking stool \Cuck"ing stool`\ (k?k"?ng st??l`). [Cf. AS.
     scealfingst[=o]l, a word of similar meaning, allied to
     scealfor a diver, mergus avis; or possibly from F. coquine a
     hussy, slut, jade, f. of coquin, OE. cokin, a rascal; or cf.
     Icel. k?ka to dung, k?kr dung, the name being given as to a
     disgracing or infamous punishment.]
     A kind of chair formerly used for punishing scolds, and also
     dishonest tradesmen, by fastening them in it, usually in
     front of their doors, to be pelted and hooted at by the mob,
     but sometimes to be taken to the water and ducked; -- called
     also a castigatory, a tumbrel, and a trebuchet; and
     often, but not so correctly, a ducking stool. --Sir. W.
     Scott.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  trebuchet
       n : medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine
           for hurling large stones and other missiles [syn: catapult,
            arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel,
            onager, trebucket]

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