Cul'ver·in noun [ French coulevrine , prop. fem. of couleuvrin like a serpent, from couleuvre adder, from Latin coluber , colubra .] A long cannon of the 16th century, usually an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles...
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noun a medieval musket
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• (n.) A long cannon of the 16th century, usually an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles.
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medieval cannon of relatively long barrel and light construction. It fired light (8–16-pound [3.6–7.3-kg]) projectiles at long ranges along a flat ... [2 related articles]
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A culverin was a relatively simple ancestor of the musket, and later a medieval cannon, adapted for use by the French in the 15th century, and later adapted for naval use by the English in the late 16th century. The culverin was used to bombard targets from a distance. The weapon had a relatively l...
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The culverin was a French cannon, introduced into England in 1534. It had a bore of 5.5 inches and fired a 17.5 lb ball. The term culverin was generally used in Britain to describe a long, slender, long-range artillery piece or pistol.
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