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petard

Petard
(n.) A case containing powder to be exploded, esp. a conical or cylindrical case of metal filled with powder and attached to a plank, to be exploded against and break down gates, barricades, drawbridges, etc. It has been superseded.

retard

Retard
(n.) Retardation; delay.
(v. i.) To stay back.
(v. t.) To keep delaying; to continue to hinder; to prevent from progress; to render more slow in progress; to impede; to hinder; as, to retard the march of an army; to retard the motion of a ship; -- opposed to accelerate.
(v. t.) To put off; to postpone; as, to retard the attacks of old age; to retard a rupture between nations.

tetard

Tetard
(n.) A gobioid fish (Eleotris gyrinus) of the Southern United States; -- called also sleeper.