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Meaning of PETARD

Pronunciation:  pi'târd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
 

PETARD is a 6 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: explosive device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pe*tard"\, n. [F. p['e]tard, fr. p['e]ter to break wind,
to crack, to explode, L. pedere, peditum.] (Mil.)
A case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or
cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to
a plank, to be exploded against and break down gates,
barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded.

 

 

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