Petard

Pe*tard"

(?), n. [F. ptard, fr. pter to break wind, to crack, to explode, L. 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 and break down gates, barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded.
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Pet`ar*deer"

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Pet`ar*dier"

} (?), n. [F. ptardier.] (Mil.) One who managed a petard.
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Pet"a*sus

(?), n. [L., from Gr. .] (Gr. & Rom. Antiq.) The winged cap of Mercury; also, a broad-brimmed, low-crowned hat worn by Greeks and Romans.
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