Petronel meaning

petrənəl
A carbinelike firearm, used in the 15th to 17th cent.
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(obsolete, weaponry) A 17th century firearm, using a matchlock or a wheellock mechanism to make sparks in the firing pan.
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Origin of petronel

  • From Middle French petrinal, alteration of poitrinal, from poitrinal (“of the chest"), from poitrine (“chest, breast"), from Latin pectorina, feminine of pectorinus (“of the breast"), from Latin pectus (“chest") + -inus (“-ine")
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