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ballista Saltos de línea: bal|lista
Pronunciación: /bəˈlɪstə/

Definición de ballista en inglés:

sustantivo (plural ballistae bəˈlɪstiː or ballistas)

1A catapult used in ancient warfare for hurling large stones.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The two types of siege weapons were catapults and ballistae, with catapults being the predecessor (Iannuzzo).
  • The player can use catapults, battering rams, ballistas and ancient ‘elevators’.
  • Caesar covered his landing in Britain with catapults and ballistas.
1.1A large crossbow used in ancient warfare for firing a spear.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Nadia spotted a group of men hauling out a huge ballista, a gigantic crossbow on wheels.
  • The ballista was, in essence, a giant crossbow.
  • With the ballistae, however, they hoped to launch flaming spears into the sails of their enemy, slowing them down.

Origen

Early 16th century: from Latin, based on Greek ballein 'to throw'.

Palabras que riman con ballista

assister, bistre (US bister), blister, enlister, glister, lister, mister, resistor, Sandinista, sister, transistor, tryster, twister, vista

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