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Origin of blunderbuss
Examples from the Web for blunderbuss
For a moment the girl was tempted to seize the blunderbuss from its leather bed and jump out into the road.Through the Gates of Old Romance|W. Jay Mills
No—no—every way—think of it as I will, it's my wisest plan to cut; an' at any rate, he'd find me out now about the blunderbuss.The Tithe-Proctor|William Carleton
If Navarro wakes up, he'll snatch at his blunderbuss, and then look out for yourself!Carmen|Prosper Merimee
Chisels, mallets, hammers, tools and weapons of all kinds from a wheel-spoke to a blunderbuss were brandished in their hands.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Arblast, arquebuse, blunderbuss, mark a humbler collateral descent in the same verbal family.
Word Origin for blunderbuss
1650s, from Dutch donderbus, from donder "thunder" (Middle Dutch doner, donder, from Proto-Germanic *thunaraz; see thunder (n.)) + bus "gun" (originally "box, tube"); altered by resemblance to blunder.