demi-cannon

[dem-ee-kan-uh n]
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noun

a large cannon of the 16th century, having a bore of about 6½ inches (17 cm) and firing a shot of from 30 to 36 pounds (14 to 16 kg).

Nearby words

  1. demeton,
  2. demetrias,
  3. demetrius,
  4. demetrius i,
  5. demi-,
  6. demi-culverin,
  7. demi-détourné,
  8. demi-hunter,
  9. demi-monde,
  10. demi-pension

Origin of demi-cannon

From Middle French, dating back to 1550–60; see origin at demi-, cannon

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