murdering piece
Murderer Mur"der*er (m[^u]r"d[~e]r*[~e]r), n. 1. One guilty of murder; a person who, in possession of his reason, unlawfully kills a human being with premeditated malice. [1913 Webster]

2. A small cannon, formerly used for clearing a ship's decks of boarders; -- called also {murdering piece}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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