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Demiculverin

Definitions

  • Firing a demiculverine from a bastion at “James Fort.” (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
    Firing a demiculverine from a bastion at “James Fort.” (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Demiculverin (Mil. Antiq) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from nine to thirteen pounds.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n demiculverin A kind of cannon in use in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It is described as having a bore of 4½ inches and throwing a shot weighing 9½ pounds.
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Usage

In literature:

To remedy a defect of that, the sakers were made, and the demiculverins and culverins.
"Artillery Through the Ages" by Albert Manucy
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