an obsolete military apparatus for hurling heavy stones and other missiles
Origin of mangonelOFr, diminutive ; from Classical Latin manganum: see mangle
A military machine used during the Middle Ages for hurling stones and other missiles, often employing a wooden arm with a container at one end.
Origin of mangonelMiddle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin mangonellus, diminutive of Late Latin manganum, catapult, from Greek manganon, war machine.
From Old French mangonel, from Latin manganellus, manganum, from Ancient Greek Î¼Î¬Î³Î³Î±Î½Î¿Î½ (manganon).