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cascabel

[kas-kuh-bel] /ˈkæs kəˌbɛl/
noun
1.
a knoblike projection at the rear of the breech of a muzzleloading cannon.
Origin of cascabel
1630-1640
1630-40; < Spanish: little round bell, rattle < Old Provençal cascavel, akin to Medieval Latin *cascabellus, equivalent to Vulgar Latin *cascab(us) (variant of Latin caccabus pot) + Latin -ellus diminutive suffix
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cascabel

/ˈkæskəˌbɛl/
noun
1.
a knoblike protrusion on the rear part of the breech of an obsolete muzzle-loading cannon
2.
the rear part itself
Word Origin
C17: from Spanish: small bell, rattle, of uncertain origin
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