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culverin

[ kuhl-ver-in ]
/ ˈkʌl vər ɪn /
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noun
medieval form of musket.
a kind of heavy cannon used in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Origin of culverin

1400–50; late Middle English <Middle French coulevrine<Latin colubrīna, feminine of colubrīnuscolubrine
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British Dictionary definitions for culverin

culverin
/ (ˈkʌlvərɪn) /

noun
a long-range medium to heavy cannon used during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries
a medieval musket

Word Origin for culverin

C15: from Old French coulevrine, from couleuvre, from Latin coluber serpent
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