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.
[1913 Webster]

Trump, and drum, and roaring culverin.
Macaulay.
[1913 Webster]

 

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