Definition of culverin
: an early firearm: a : a rude musket b : a long cannon (as an 18-pounder) of the 16th and 17th centuries
Origin of culverin
Middle English, from Middle French couleuvrine, from couleuvre snake, from Latin colubra
First Known Use: 15th century
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