petard

the use of a petard

Meanings

Noun

  • A small, hat-shaped explosive device, used to breach a door or wall.
  • Anything potentially explosive, in a non-literal sense.
  • A loud firecracker.

Verb

  • To attack or blow a hole in (something) with a petard.

Origin

  • From Middle French petarder, see Modern French p├ętard ("firecracker").

Modern English dictionary

Explore and search massive catalog of over 900,000 word meanings.

Word of the Day

Get a curated memorable word every day.

Challenge yourself

Level up your vocabulary by setting personal goals.

And much more

Try out Vedaist now.