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demi-cannon

[ dem-ee-kan-uhn ]
/ ˌdɛm iˈkæn ən /
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noun
a large cannon of the 16th century, having a bore of about 6½ inches (17 centimeters) and firing a shot of from 30 to 36 pounds (14 to 16 kilograms).
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Origin of demi-cannon

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