balestra

ItalianEdit

 
balestra veloce di Leonardo da Vinci

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin ballistra, from ballista, Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baˈlɛ.stra/
  • Rhymes: -ɛstra
  • Hyphenation: ba‧lè‧stra

NounEdit

balestra f (plural balestre)

  1. crossbow
  2. leaf spring

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • balestra in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

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