Definition of Petronel

1. n. A sort of hand cannon, or portable firearm, used in France in the 15th century.



Definition of Petronel

1. Noun. (obsolete weapons) A 17th century firearm, using a matchlock or a wheellock mechanism to make sparks in the firing pan. ¹

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Definition of Petronel

1. a portable firearm [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petronel

petrologic
petrological
petrologically
petrologies
petrologist
petrologists
petrology
petrols
petrolæum
petromastoid
petromyzont
petromyzontid
petromyzontids
petromyzontiform
petromyzonts
petronel (current term)
petronels
petronoia
petropharyngeus
petrophysics
petroproduct
petroproducts
petrorevenue
petrosa
petrosal
petrosal bone
petrosal branch of middle meningeal artery
petrosal foramen
petrosal fossa
petrosal fossula

Literary usage of Petronel

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1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine by Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress) (1913)
"Nicholas and petronel were taken from the stocks, and with the habit strong ... "petronel! petronel!" Perhaps it will call in that haunted way until the ..."

2. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"petronel, ». A gun fired from the breast. PETTICOAT, ». A man's waistcoat. PETTIES,». ... petronel ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1852)
"... self-loading petronel, probably of the time of Charles I. The contrivance consists of a revolving cylinder, containing seven chambers, with touch-holes ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1912)
"Rather would she have expected them to envy her, petronel of the Point light. ... petronel would work too, polishing and cleaning everything, for on Sundays ..."

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