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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A explosive device used to break down a gate or wall.

Usage examples (34)
  • A petard is a small explosive used to breach castle walls.
  • Ha! and all this time I though a petard was a pointy stick.
  • As I heard it, they made an explosive called a petard…. you see my meaning.
  • Furthermore, as one would guess, hanging a petard was a hazardous occupation; it went out of style in the early 1700's. for more
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