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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An obsolete weapon supported on a carriage and used for firing projectiles.

Usage examples (4)
  • For this reason, Spanish demicannon were as long as 24 calibers and the quarter-cannon ran up to 28.
  • She carries sixteen pieces of ordinance, two brass rakers, six iron demiculverin drakes, four iron whole culverin drakes, and four iron demicannon drakes.
  • In St. Domingo about four score, whereof was very much great ordnance, as whole cannon, 10 demicannon, culverins, and such like.
  • The Bridgeward heard, and muttered, “A plague on falcon and falconet, on cannon and demicannon, and all the barking bull-dogs whom they halloo against stone and lime in... for more
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