Paterero
Paterero Pat`e*re"ro, n. See {Pederero}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • paterero — Pederero Ped e*re ro, n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. ?. So named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paterero — variant of pedrero * * * paterero /pat ə rāˈrō/ noun (pl patereˈros or patereˈroes / rōz/) same as ↑pederero …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pederero — Ped e*re ro, n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. ?. So named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance. [Written also {paterero} and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peterero — Pederero Ped e*re ro, n. [Sp. pedrero, fr. OSp. pedra, Sp. piedra, a stone, L. petra, fr. Gr. ?. So named because it was at first charged with stones.] (Mil.) A term formerly applied to a short piece of chambered ordnance. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swivel gun — The term swivel gun usually refers to a small cannon, mounted on a swiveling stand or fork which allows a very wide arc of movement. Another type of firearm referred to as a swivel gun was an early flintlock combination gun with two barrels that… …   Wikipedia

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