Ribaudequin

Ri*bau"de*quin

(?), n. [F.] 1. An engine of war used in the Middle Ages, consisting of a protected elevated staging on wheels, and armed in front with pikes. It was (after the 14th century) furnished with small cannon.
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2. A huge bow fixed on the wall of a fortified town for casting javelins.
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Rib"aud*red

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Rib"aud*rous

(?), } a. Filthy; obscene; ribald. [Obs.]
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