Big Bertha

  1. a large, long-range German cannon used during World War I.

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How to use Big Bertha in a sentence

  • To-morrow, Im going to see Big Bertha, and get him to let me run the camp for a while, sos you can take a trip.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park | Walter Prichard Eaton
  • I said to myself, "I am going to forget Big Bertha and put my mind on the children's treat—hot buttered toast for breakfast."

    Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Even if Big Bertha started up again, we were as safe from shells in our own home as anywhere else.

    Paris Vistas | Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • When Tom came back, he reported that it was all right, Big Bertha had not kicked at all.

    Boy Scouts in Glacier Park | Walter Prichard Eaton

British Dictionary definitions for Big Bertha

Big Bertha

  1. any of three large German guns of World War I used to bombard Paris

Origin of Big Bertha

C20: approximate translation of German dicke Bertha : fat Bertha; named after Bertha Krupp, at whose works in Essen a very effective 42 cm mortar was made

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