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demi-culverin

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[dem-ee-kuhl-ver-in] /ˌdɛm iˈkʌl vər ɪn/
noun
1.
a culverin having a bore of about 4½ inches (11 cm) and firing a shot of about 10 pounds (5 kg).
Origin of demi-culverin
1580-1590
From the French word demi-coulevrine, dating back to 1580-90. See demi-, culverin
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