Definición de culverin en inglés:

culverin

Saltos de línea: cul|verin
Pronunciación: /ˈkʌlv(ə)rɪn
 
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sustantivo

1A 16th- or 17th-century cannon with a relatively long barrel for its bore.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • And whereas the Spanish had only 21 culverins (long-range iron guns), the English had 153; whereas the Spanish had 151 demi-culverins, the English had 344.
  • A falcon shot a 2-to 3-pound projectile; a culverin fired a 15-to 22-pound projectile.
  • In view of the range he ascribes to the culverin, some remarks on gun performances are in order.
2A kind of handgun of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The culverins proved to be versatile and effective guns in the late medieval period.

Origen

late 15th century (in sense 2): from Old French coulevrine, from couleuvre 'snake', based on Latin colubra.

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