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culverin

noun cul·ver·in \ˈkəl-və-rən\

Definition of CULVERIN

:  an early firearm:
a :  a rude musket
b :  a long cannon (as an 18-pounder) of the 16th and 17th centuries
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Origin of CULVERIN

Middle English, from Middle French couleuvrine, from couleuvre snake, from Latin colubra
First Known Use: 15th century

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