Definition of Culverin

1. Noun. A heavy cannon with a long barrel used in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Generic synonyms: Cannon



2. Noun. A medieval musket.
Generic synonyms: Musket

Definition of Culverin

1. n. A long cannon of the 16th century, usually an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles.

Definition of Culverin

1. Noun. A kind of handgun. ¹

2. Noun. A large cannon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Culverin

1. a medieval musket [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Culverin

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culturelike
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cultures
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culturgens
culturing
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culturists
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cultuses
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culver
culverin (current term)
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cum-dump
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cum-guzzler
cum-guzzlers
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Literary usage of Culverin

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1. Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII by John Sherren Brewer, Robert Henry Brodie, James Gairdner (1864)
"To women for digging the ground where the culverin was cast, 3 shf. a day. ... Bread and wine to those that helped wind up the culverin out of the earth ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1859)
"(Elsewhere we have the large culverin 20 pounder, ordinary culverin 17, smallest, called by Crusoe the great culverin, 15j pounder; the large demi-culverin ..."

3. The Arts in the Middle Ages, and at the Period of the Renaissance by P. L. Jacob, James Dafforne (1870)
"The culverin, the Falconet.—The Arquebus with Metal-holder, with Match, and with Wheel.—The Gun and the Pistol. HE most ancient and authentic document that ..."

4. The Archaeological Journal by British Archaeological Association (1908)
"My L. Admiral, cannon 280, demi cannon 350, culverin 420, demi culverin 280, ... This would make in all, cannon 700, demi cannon 770, culverin 1400, ..."

5. The Lounger's Common-place Book: Or Miscellaneous Collections in History by Jeremiah Whitaker Newman (1838)
"... human and divine, I would apply the lighted match to a culverin loaded with grape shot, against democratic or republican tyranny. UNQUALIFIED PRAISE. ..."

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