variants or less commonly coehorn
plural -s
: a small bronze mortar that was mounted on a wooden block with handles and used for throwing light shells

Word History


from earlier Coehorn mortar, partial translation of Dutch Coe-hoorn-mortier, after Baron Menno van Coehoorn †1704 Dutch engineer, its inventor

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“Cohorn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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