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  • a kind of handgun
  • a large cannon
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cul"ver*in (k?l"v?r-?n), n.[F. coulevrine, prop. fem. of couleuvrin like a serpent, fr. couleuvre adder, fr. L. coluber, colubra.] A long cannon of the 16th century, usually an 18-pounder with serpent-shaped handles.

Trump, and drum, and roaring culverin.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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