culverin

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noun cul·ver·in \ ˈkəl-və-rən \

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

Origin and Etymology of culverin

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


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