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culverin


culverin


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culverin  \Cul"ver*in\  (k?l"v?r-?n),  n.[F.  coulevrine  prop.  fem. 
  of  couleuvrin  like  a  serpent,  fr  couleuvre  adder,  fr  L. 
  coluber,  colubra.] 
  A  long  cannon  of  the  16th  century,  usually  an  18-pounder  with 
  serpent-shaped  handles. 
 
  Trump,  and  drum,  and  roaring  culverin.  --Macaulay.