culverin

noun
cul·​ver·​in | \ ˈkəl-və-rən How to pronounce culverin (audio) \

Definition of culverin

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

First Known Use of culverin

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for culverin

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

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