blunderbuss

A shoulder gun with a flared muzzle for scattering shot widely, increasing the probability oif a hit without taking aim. In the 18thC it was commonly used as a house or coach defensive weapon.

Blunderbuss

The blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles of relevant quantity and/or caliber. Popular from the 17th through the early 19th centuries, the blunderbuss could be considered to be an early form of sho...
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blunderbuss

[n] - a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
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Blunderbuss

• (n.) A stupid, blundering fellow. • (n.) A short gun or firearm, with a large bore, capable of holding a number of balls, and intended to do execution without exact aim.
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blunderbuss

noun a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
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Blunderbuss

Blun'der·buss noun [ Either from blunder + Dutch bus tube, box, akin to German büchse box, gun, English box ; or corrupted from Dutch donderbus (literally) thunder box, gun, musket.] 1. A short gun or firearm, with a large bore, capable of holding a number ...
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blunderbuss

A short fire arm with a wide mouth that scatters musket balls over a wide area.
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Blunderbuss

A short firearm with a barrel of expanding diameter and a bell-shaped muzzle. Enjoyed some popularity in the 18th century. It was supposed to fire a charge of shot with a widely dispersed pattern, suitable for stagecoach defense or for boarding an enemy ship. But, the theory didn't work; just because the barrel walls fell away from the body of disc...
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blunderbuss

A shoulder gun with a flared muzzle for scattering shot widely, increasing the probability of a hit without taking aim. In the 18thC it was commonly used as a house or coach defensive weapon.
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blunderbuss

short, muzzle-loading shoulder weapon, usually a flintlock, with a wide smooth bore flared at the muzzle to a maximum width of about 4 inches (10 ...
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Blunderbuss

The blunderbuss was usually a short carbine or pistol intended as a defensive weapon which fired a large load of heavy shot at close ranges. It was of a very wide bore with a bell-shaped muzzle capable of holding a number of slugs or bullets. Although now obsolete, the principal of the blunderbuss is today used in the sawn-off shotgun which inflict...
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