cohorn

noun co·horn \ˈkōˌhȯrn\
variants: less commonly

coehorn

\ˈkōōˌ-, ˈkōˌ-\

Definition of cohorn

plural

-s

  1. :  a small bronze mortar that was mounted on a wooden block with handles and used for throwing light shells

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Origin and Etymology of cohorn

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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