medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
In a tweet by author Virginia Kantra (http://www.virginiakantra.com/; see my review of her novel, Forgotten Sea, here https://jessigage.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/free-publicity-fridays-2/), she asked how many people knew the word trebuchet. I was honest, and replied that I didn’t, but that I could make it a Tuesday’s Word. She said, go for it. So, here it is. Now I know it, and you know it too (if you didn’t before).
Just out of curiosity, am I the only person in the world who didn’t know trebuchet? Leave a comment and let me and Virginia know!
Photo & definition from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trebuchet