gunstone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English gunstone; equivalent to gun +‎ stone: they were originally made from stone.

Noun[edit]

gunstone (plural gunstones)

  1. (obsolete) A cannonball.

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gunne +‎ stone.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

gunstone (plural gunstones)

  1. (Late Middle English) A cannonball; a missile used by a cannon.
  2. (rare, Late Middle English) A missile used by a trebuchet or similar device.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: gunstone (obsolete)
  • Scots: gunstane (obsolete)

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