Petard

A petard was a small bomb used to blow up gates and walls when breaching fortifications, of French origin and dating back to the sixteenth century. A typical petard was a conical or rectangular metal object containing 2–3 kg (5 or 6 pounds) of gunpowder, with a slow match as a fuse. ==Etymology== Pétard comes from the Middle French péter, to b...
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petard

[n] - a explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
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Petard

• (n.) A case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to a plank, to be exploded against and break down gates, barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded.
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petard

noun a explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
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Petard

Pe·tard' noun [ French pétard , from péter to break wind, to crack, to explode, Latin pedere , peditum .] (Mil.) A case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to a plank, to be exploded against ...
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Petard

A petard was an engine used for blowing open the gates or effecting a breach in the walls of a city or fortress. It consisted of an iron receptacle in the shape of a half cone, filled with gunpowder. The plank to which it was fastened was attached by hoops to the wall or palisade to be destroyed, a fuse ignited, and the powder left to explode. Duri...
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Petard

HMS Petard was a British Onslow Class destroyer of 1540 tons displacement launched in 1941 as HMS Persistent. HMS Petard was powered by two Admiralty 3-drum type boilers providing a top speed of 34 knots. She was armed with four 4.7 inch guns; four 2 pdr pom-pom guns; eight 20 mm anti-aircraft guns and eight 21 inch torpedo tubes.
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