Definition of jingal in US English:



  • A heavy firearm or field gun with a long barrel, suitable for firing with the barrel resting on a person's shoulder or mounted on a swivel, either in a static location or on a vehicle.


Mid 18th century; earliest use found in London Gazette Extraordinary. From Urdu janjāl, perhaps a colloquial pronunciation of jazāʼil (from Persian jazāʼil), perhaps influenced by Hindi jañjāl encumbrance (with other formal similarities also suggesting that these words may have been associated with each other).