Origin of blunderbuss
Examples from the Web for blunderbuss
Historical Examples of blunderbuss
With this hurried adjuration, he cocked his blunderbuss, and stood on the offensive.A Tale of Two Cities
No, no,—my blunderbuss is loaded, and 66 the villains cannot escape.The Rambles of a Rat
A. L. O. E.
However, a sensible man holds no long discussions with a blunderbuss.
But always this man stolidly faced me with the yawning mouth of the blunderbuss.
"Here approaches Strammers in quest of his blunderbuss," she answered calmly.
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.