Definition of jingal in English:

jingal

noun

historical
  • A heavy firearm or field gun with a long barrel, suitable for firing with the barrel resting on a person's shoulder or mounted on a swivel, either in a static location or on a vehicle.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in London Gazette Extraordinary. From Urdu janjāl, perhaps a colloquial pronunciation of jazāʼil (from Persian jazāʼil), perhaps influenced by Hindi jañjāl encumbrance (with other formal similarities also suggesting that these words may have been associated with each other).

Pronunciation

jingal

/ˈdʒɪnɡɔːl/ /ˈdʒɪnɡl/