culverin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Old French coulevrine, from couleuvre ‎(snake) (or from Latin colubrīnus), ultimately from Latin colubra, coluber ‎(snake).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

culverin ‎(plural culverins)

  1. A kind of handgun.
  2. A large cannon.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French coulevrine, from couleuvre ‎(snake), ultimately from Latin colubra, coluber ‎(snake).

Noun[edit]

culverin f ‎(plural culverinnen, diminutive culverinnetje n)

  1. culverin, a kind of handgun