culverin

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noun cul·ver·in \ˈkəl-və-rən\

Definition of culverin

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

Origin and Etymology of culverin

Middle English, from Middle French couleuvrine, from couleuvre snake, from Latin colubra


First Known Use: 15th century


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