The trebuchet was a much later invented machine than the catapult, and, being built on a much larger scale, was more powerful.
The trebuchet was another war machine used extensively during the Middle Ages.
Another variety of the trebuchet was the Biblia or Bible; but its distinctive character has not been ascertained.
By this means it throws with more exactness than the biffa, and to a greater distance than the trebuchet.
Such was the principle of the "trebuchet," the enormous engines which carried devastation and destruction to medieval castles.
Trebuchet, treb′ū-shet, n. a military engine like the ballista.
To these engines the besieged opposed the first trebuchet, and another mounted in the barbican.