caliver

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of calibre.

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caliver (plural calivers)

  1. (historical) A type of light musket.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.3:
      That done, running out into the streets, with a crosse-bow in one hand, and a caliver [transl. harquebouze] in the other, at two shoots, slew the two first Turks that came next to his gates [...].

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