Origin of culverin
Examples from the Web for culverin
Historical Examples of culverin
Then he signalled to the mate to fire the culverin of which he had charge.The Sea-Hawk
Most of the guns were probably of culverin length: 30- to 32-caliber.
Like many gun names, the word "culverin" has a metaphorical meaning.
For instance, in dealing with culverin (p. 38), I connect Fr.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
And when he loaded his rifle—a sort of culverin or wall-piece, which no one but himself knew how to manage—gracious powers!