- medieval form of musket.
- a kind of heavy cannon used in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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!
- a long-range medium to heavy cannon used during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries
- a medieval musket