Definition of mangonel in English:

mangonel

noun

historical
  • A military device for throwing stones and other missiles.

    • ‘The battering rams and mangonels would be ready in a few days.’
    • ‘That gave us the time to move arbalests and mangonels into position along the walls.’
    • ‘It would take a mangonel to bring that wall down if they even knew the door was there.’
    • ‘All you need do is use the mangonel to breach its walls.’
    • ‘Three of the most common were the ballista, the mangonel, and the trebuchet.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French mangonel(le), from medieval Latin manganellus, diminutive of late Latin manganum, from Greek manganon ‘axis, engine of war’.

Pronunciation

mangonel

/ˈmæŋɡəˌnɛl//ˈmaNGɡəˌnel/