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A mangonel (derived from Greco-Latin word manganon, meaning “engine of war") was a type of catapult or siege machine used in the medieval period to throw projectiles at a castle’s walls. The exact meaning of the term is debatable, and several possibilities have been suggested. It may have been a name for counterweight artillery (trebuchets), possibly either a fixed-counterweight type, or one with a particular type of frame.


The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1889)


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