Jingal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jingal A small portable piece of ordnance, mounted on a swivel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jingal A large swivel-musket or wall-piece used in the East by the natives. It is fired from a rest and is sometimes mounted on a carriage. The Chinese use jingals extensively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jingal jing′gal a large Chinese swivel-musket.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Hind. jangāl, a swivel, a large musket

Usage

In literature:

At the gates of the Palace lounge bow and jingal-armed Imperial guards.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
At each turn there was a gateway, with little flanking towers; on which jingalls, or small wall pieces, commanded the road.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
They had with them, too, a great number of jingals.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
On they went, rifle, cutlass, and bayonet pitted against jingalls and rockets.
"Our Sailors" by W.H.G. Kingston
However, before long a jingall ball grazed Jack's shoulder, and that put up his blood.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
The jingal, for instance, is a delightful weapon at that range.
"To Lhassa at Last" by Powell Millington
The jingals carried well over them at about 1,200 yards.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
Scarcely, however, had he given the order, when a jingall ball reached him at his almost secure distance and wounded him in the leg.
"Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh" by Lin-Le
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In poetry:

The men of the First Shikaris
Shouted and smote and slew,
Turning the grinning jingal
On to the howling crew.
The Jemadar's flanking-party
Butchered the folk who flew.
"The Grave of the Hundred Heads" by Rudyard Kipling
The men of the First Shikaris
Marched till the break of day,
Till they came to the rebel village,
The village of Pabengmay —
A jingal covered the clearing,
Calthrops hampered the way.
"The Grave of the Hundred Heads" by Rudyard Kipling

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