Big Bertha

noun Informal.

a large, long-range German cannon used during World War I. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for big bertha

Big Bertha


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

Word Origin for 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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