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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Treb·u·chet Tre·buck·et n.
 1. A cucking stool; a tumbrel.
 2. A military engine used in the Middle Ages for throwing stones, etc.  It acted by means of a great weight fastened to the short arm of a lever, which, being let fall, raised the end of the long arm with great velocity, hurling stones with much force.
 3. A kind of balance for weighing. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine
          for hurling large stones and other missiles [syn: catapult,
           arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel,
           onager, trebuchet]