organ gun

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the "machine infernale", an early 19th century organ gun
Konrad Kyeser's "Bellifortis" design of A.D. 1405

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The multiple barrels were supposed to resemble a pipe organ.

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organ gun (plural organ guns)

  1. (weaponry) A large, portable firearm, normally supported by wheels, in which bullets may be fired from a row of several tubes in succession.

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