Definition of Ballistas

1. ballista [n] - See also: ballista



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ballistas

ballhandlers
ballhandling
ballhandlings
ballhawk
ballhawks
ballicater
ballies
ballin'
balling
balling gun
ballings
ballism
ballismus
ballista
ballistae
ballistas (current term)
ballister
ballisters
ballistic
ballistic capsule
ballistic fingerprinting
ballistic galvanometer
ballistic identification
ballistic knife
ballistic missile
ballistic missiles
ballistic pendulum
ballistic trajectory
ballistic vest
ballistic vests

Literary usage of Ballistas

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1. Hannibal: A History of the Art of War Among the Carthaginians and Romans by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1891)
"ballistas and catapults were only used in regular sieges. The latter they had as long back as the siege of Veii; they now began to employ ballistas. ..."

2. Caesar: A History of the Art of War Among the Romans Down to the End of the by Theodore Ayrault Dodge (1892)
"The catapults and ballistas of the Greeks had no doubt survived and been little ... The ballistas were able to throw stones weighing five hundred to six ..."

3. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"... upon their men of practical science to build their roads and forts and towers, their ballistas and their catapults. Thus arose the military engineer. ..."

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