demi-culverin

or dem·i·cul·ver·in

[ dem-ee-kuhl-ver-in ]

noun
  1. a culverin having a bore of about 4½ inches (11 centimeters) and firing a shot of about 10 pounds (5 kilograms).

Origin of demi-culverin

1
From the French word demi-coulevrine, dating back to 1580–90; see origin at demi-, culverin

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