culverin culverin

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a heavy cannon with a long barrel used in the 16th and 17th centuries
  2. (n) a medieval musket

Usage(s):

  • This plan did not work; gunnery was so imprecise that no captain knew whether a given culverin would dismast his enemy, drop its ball a quarter-mile short, or explode and wreck .

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