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A '''catapult''' is a [[siege weapons|siege engine]] which uses a long arm to hurl a projectile, as opposed to a [[ballista]] which throws its projectile in a [[bow]]-like manner.
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A '''catapult''' is a general term for a variety of [[siege weapons|siege engines]] which use a single long arm to hurl a projectile, as opposed to a [[ballista]] or [[arbalest]] which throw their projectiles in a [[crossbow]]-like manner.
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Some types of catapults are [[ballistae]], [[trebuchets]] and [[onagers]]
   
 
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Revision as of 20:58, 25 February 2007

A catapult is a general term for a variety of siege engines which use a single long arm to hurl a projectile, as opposed to a ballista or arbalest which throw their projectiles in a crossbow-like manner.

Some types of catapults are ballistae, trebuchets and onagers