Definition of Jingal

1. n. A small portable piece of ordnance, mounted on a swivel.



Definition of Jingal

1. Noun. A type of gun, usually a light piece mounted on a swivel, sometimes taking the form of a heavy musket fired from a rest. ¹

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Definition of Jingal

1. a heavy musket [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jingal

jimpest
jimpier
jimpiest
jimping
jimply
jimpness
jimson
jimson weed
jimsonweed
jimsonweeds
jimthompsonite
jin
jin-seng
jing-bang
jingal (current term)
jingall
jingalls
jingals
jingbang
jingbangs
jingko
jingkoes
jingle
jingle-jangle
jingle bell
jingle bells
jingle mail
jingled
jingler

Literary usage of Jingal

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1. The Opening of Tibet: An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of by Perceval Landon, Herbert James Walton, William Frederick Travers O'Connor, Francis Edward Younghusband (1905)
"There was one jingal, however, which was christened " Chota Billy," which only allowed three yards and in extreme cases of over-charge of powder only two. ..."

2. America in the East: A Glance at Our History, Prospects, Problems, and by William Elliot Griffis (1899)
"Once on the semi-solid land, and in the face of a hot fire of grape, round shot, jingal, and rockets, our men rushed forward. The Chinese fired so rapidly ..."

3. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the by Perceval Landon (1905)
"There was one jingal, however, which was christened " Chota Billy," which only ... From a large jingal, throwing a ball four inches in circumference, ..."

4. A Diary of the Siege of the Legations in Peking: During the Summer of 1900 by Nigel Oliphant (1901)
"There was a certain amount of very noisy jingal and rifle fire, ... During my rounds I was much annoyed by a man who kept firing a jingal loaded with copper ..."

5. With Mounted Infantry in Tibet by William John Ottley, 1870- (1906)
"The jong also opened a jingal fire on us. Leaving our ponies where they were under cover, we ran down the protected side of the spur towards the kopjes at ..."

6. Travels in North and Central China by John Grant Birch (1902)
"... and danced forward and backward with wild yells and screeches, thrusting vigorously all the time. Again the jingal-men volleyed ; then there was firing ..."

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