Meaning of petard
Pronunciation: (pi-tärd'), [key]
- an explosive device formerly used in warfare to blow in a door or gate, form a breach in a wall, etc.
- a kind of firecracker.
- (cap.) Also calleda British spigot mortar of World War II that fired a 40-pound (18 kg) finned bomb, designed to destroy pillboxes and other concrete obstacles.
- hurt, ruined, or destroyed by the very device or plot one had intended for another.
- petard (Thesaurus)