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blunderbuss

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Weapons
blunderbussblun‧der‧buss /ˈblʌndəbʌs $ -ər-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 PMWa type of gun used in the past
Examples from the Corpus
blunderbussAs the coach thundered into Glasgow, the post-horn would be sounded and a blunderbuss fired into the air.And that means fiddly switches scattered haphazardly across the dash and centre console like bits of shot fired from a blunderbuss.Sir William Johnson told me that he killed at one shot with a blunderbuss, a hundred and twenty or thirty.To fire the blunderbuss use the large teardrop-shaped flame template to represent the spread of shot from the gun's barrel.
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