Bombard Bom"bard, n. [F. bombarde, LL. bombarda, fr. L. bombus + -ard. Cf. {Bumper}, and see {Bomb}.] 1. (Gun.) A piece of heavy ordnance formerly used for throwing stones and other ponderous missiles. It was the earliest kind of cannon. [1913 Webster]

They planted in divers places twelve great bombards, wherewith they threw huge stones into the air, which, falling down into the city, might break down the houses. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

2. A bombardment. [Poetic & R.] --J. Barlow. [1913 Webster]

3. A large drinking vessel or can, or a leather bottle, for carrying liquor or beer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Yond same black cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul bombard that would shed his liquor. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. pl. Padded breeches. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Bombard phrase}, inflated language; bombast. [Obs.] --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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