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See definition of ballista on Dictionary.com
  • as incatapult
  • as inweapon

synonyms for ballista

  • slingshot
  • arbalest
  • heaver
  • hurler
  • pitcher
  • propeller
  • shooter
  • sling
  • tosser
  • trebuchet
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How to use ballista in a sentence

Trebuchet, treb′ū-shet, n. a military engine like the ballista.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 4 OF 4: S-Z AND SUPPLEMENTS)VARIOUS
Like a modern field gun, the ballista shot low and directly toward the enemy.
ARTILLERY THROUGH THE AGESALBERT MANUCY
No ballista, however, is made without regard to the given amount of weight of the stone which the engine is intended to throw.
TEN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTUREVITRUVIUS
The ballista (Fig. 229) was in reality a large cross-bow, built to shoot long, heavy bolts or arrows.
THE BOY CRAFTSMANA. NEELY HALL
Various names were applied to these weapons, the chief of which were the ballista and the catapult.
GREAT INVENTIONS AND DISCOVERIESWILLIS DUFF PIERCY
The classical ballista was, in fact, a huge cross-bow, made in a complicated way and worked by machinery.
SCENES AND CHARACTERS OF THE MIDDLE AGESEDWARD LEWES CUTTS
The ballista was considerably larger and more expensive than this.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 5VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO BALLISTA

  • arbalest
  • ballista
  • heaver
  • hurler
  • pitcher
  • propeller
  • shooter
  • sling
  • slingshot
  • tosser
  • trebuchet
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.