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Meaning of BLUNDERBUSS

Pronunciation:  'blundur`bus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle
 

BLUNDERBUSS is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: bell, musket

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Blun"der*buss\, n. [Either fr. blunder + D. bus
tube, box, akin to G. b["u]chse box, gun, E. box; or
corrupted fr. D. donderbus (literally) thunder box, gun,
musket.]
1. A short gun or firearm, with a large bore, capable of
   holding a number of balls, and intended to do execution
   without exact aim.

2. A stupid, blundering fellow.

 

 

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