Medieval Glossary


A siege weapon used to launch and hurl rocks or other debris at fortifications in an attempt to break through and/or destroy defenses. A crank mechanism pulled the throwing arm back and once it was released, it would throw the loaded projectiles.

Related term(s): Siege Weapon; Bedaines; Trebuchet; Mangonel; Ballista
Category: Siege Weapons and Artillery
Added: 06.30.04


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