There was one mangonel so close under the walls that when all its crew were shot dead no others had ventured to man it.
The Norman hath a mangonel or a trabuch upon the forecastle.
Even from the tower of the bishop's palace a mangonel hurled stones on Corso Donati's foes.
Ye dauntless archers, twang your cross-bows well; On, bill and battle-ax and mangonel!
Ye dauntless archers, twang your cross-bows well; On, bill and battle-axe and mangonel!
mangonel, s. a military engine on the principle of the sling-staff for casting stones, a catapult, C 6279.
"military engine for hurling stones," mid-13c., from Old French mangonel "catapult, war engine for throwing stones, etc." (Modern French mangonneau), diminutive of Medieval Latin mangonum, from Vulgar Latin *manganum "machine," from Greek manganon "any means of tricking or bewitching," from PIE *mang- "to embellish, dress, trim" (cf. Old Prussian manga "whore," Middle Irish meng "craft, deception"). Attested from c.1200 in Anglo-Latin.