- 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
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Demi-Culverin weigheth 3,000 lbs., and hath 4½ inches within the mouth.An English Garner (4 of 8)
Our demi-culverin is bigger, I'se warrant, than any gun she has aboard.With Drake on the Spanish Main
A demi-culverin shot may reach the castle from the anchorage, and the castle is of no strength.
But Smith loaded a demi-culverin with stones and fired upon a great tree, icicle-hung.Pioneers of the Old South