Demiculverin
Demiculverin Dem"i*cul"ver*in, n. (Mil. Antiq.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from nine to thirteen pounds. [1913 Webster]

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  • demiculverin — demi·culverin …   English syllables

  • demiculverin — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: Middle French demie coulevrine, from demie (feminine of demi half) + coulevrine culverin more at culverin : a culverin of about 4 1/2 inches bore for ball of 9 to 13 pounds …   Useful english dictionary

  • demi-culverin — /dem ee kul veuhr in/, n. a culverin having a bore of about 41/2 in. (11 cm) and firing a shot of about 10 lb. (5 kg). Also, demiculverin. [1580 90; < F demi coulevrine. See DEMI , CULVERIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • saker — saker1 /say keuhr/, n. an Old World falcon, Falco cherrug, used in falconry. Also called saker falcon. [1350 1400; ME sagre, sacre < MF sacre Ar saqr] saker2 /say keuhr/, n. a light field gun that is smaller than a demiculverin and fires a shot… …   Universalium

  • naval ship — Introduction       the chief instrument by which a nation extends its military power onto the seas. Warships protect the movement over water of military forces to coastal areas where they may be landed and used against enemy forces; warships… …   Universalium

  • whole culverin — noun : a 16th and 17th century culverin throwing a ball of from 40 to 60 pounds compare demiculverin …   Useful english dictionary

  • demi-culverin — /dem ee kul veuhr in/, n. a culverin having a bore of about 41/2 in. (11 cm) and firing a shot of about 10 lb. (5 kg). Also, demiculverin. [1580 90; < F demi coulevrine. See DEMI , CULVERIN] …   Useful english dictionary

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