briccola

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Provençal bricola, from Middle High German brechen.

NounEdit

briccola f ‎(plural briccole)

  1. (Venice) Any of a group of piles used to mark the navigable channels through the lagoon.
  2. (Piedmont) A type of lever used to lift loads (especially water from a well).
  3. (obsolete) A type of military siege engine similar to a catapult (a mangano).
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