demi-culverin

or dem·i·cul·ver·in

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

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

Nearby words

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

Origin of demi-culverin

From the French word demi-coulevrine, dating back to 1580–90. See demi-, culverin

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