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demi-cannon

[dem-ee-kan-uh n] /ˌdɛm iˈkæn ən/
noun
1.
a large cannon of the 16th century, having a bore of about 6½ inches (17 cm) and firing a shot of from 30 to 36 pounds (14 to 16 kg).
Origin of demi-cannon
1550-1560
From Middle French, dating back to 1550-60; See origin at demi-, cannon
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