Caliver

• (n.) An early form of hand gun, variety of the arquebus; originally a gun having a regular size of bore.
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Caliver

Cal'iĀ·ver noun [ Corrupted from caliber .] An early form of hand gun, a variety of the arquebus; originally a gun having a regular size of bore. [ Obsolete] Shak.
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Caliver

A caliver was an early form of hand-gun, musket or arquebus. It was lighter than the musket, and thus had the advantage of being fired without the need for a rest and much more rapidly. By 1600 the caliver seems to have been superseded by the musket.
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