smoothbore

[smooth-bawr, -bohr]
noun
  1. a smoothbore gun.

Origin of smoothbore

First recorded in 1790–1800; smooth + bore2
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smoothbore

noun
  1. (modifier) (of a firearm) having an unrifled borea smoothbore musket
  2. such a firearm
Derived Formssmoothbored, adjective
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