or dem·i·cul·ver·in

[ dem-ee-kuhl-ver-in ]
/ ˌdɛm iˈkʌl vər ɪn /


a culverin having a bore of about 4½ inches (11 cm) and firing a shot of about 10 pounds (5 kg).

Origin of demi-culverin

From the French word demi-coulevrine, dating back to 1580–90. See demi-, culverin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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