trebuchet (1313-14)

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trebuchet (1313-14)

trebechet  

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1(right to maintain a) cucking-stool
( 1313-14 )  G. de S. fust somons a respondre al roi de play par quel garant il clama fraunch garenne ..., lete, pillory, trebuchet, fourches etc.  Ed II viii 178
2weaponsmil.siege-engine
( 1377 )  viendront (= pret.6) les enemys pur le dit chestel asseger, [...] eiantz ix grosses canons, un grant engyn & un trebuchet outre ascun mesure  iii 10
(TBD)  trebucheta: trebuchés, trebechet, trebuchets, trebuchez  49
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