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- n. A kind of traces with hooks and rings, used to drag manoeuvre guns where horses cannot be used.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of traces with hooks and rings, with which men drag and maneuver guns where horses can not be used.
- n. An ancient kind of military catapult.
- n. In court tennis, the rebound of a ball from a wall of the court; also, the side stroke or play by which the ball is driven against the wall; hence, fig., indirect action or stroke.
- n. A shot in which the cue ball is driven first against the cushion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A military engine for throwing darts or quarrels; a kind of catapult. Also briche.
- n. Harness worn by men who have loads to carry or to drag.
- n. A side-stroke at tennis.
- n. In billiards, the act of causing the cue-ball to hit a cushion first; cushioning. Banding, banking, benching, and walling are all equivalents of cushioning in this sense.
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- n. an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles