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blunderbuss


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ˈblǝndǝrˌbǝs

n. a short large-bored gun firing balls or slugs.

mid 17th cent.: alteration (by association with blunder) of Dutch donderbus, literally ‘thunder gun.’

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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