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ˈblʌn dərˌbʌsblun·der·buss

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blunderbussnoun

    a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle


  1. blunderbussnoun

    An old style of muzzleloading firearm and early form of shotgun with a distinctive large opening at the muzzle, therefore able to fire scattered quantities of nails, stones, shot, etc. at short range

    Etymology: From donderbus, "thunder gun".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blunderbussnoun

    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. Blunderbussnoun

    a stupid, blundering fellow


  1. Blunderbuss

    The blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles of relevant quantity and/or caliber. The blunderbuss could be considered to be an early form of shotgun or muzzleloader, which was often adapted to military and defensive use. It was effective at short ranges, but lacked accuracy for targets at long range. The term dragon was used to describe a blunderbuss in handgun form, and it is from this that the term dragoon evolved.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blunderbuss

    blun′dėr-bus, n. a short hand-gun with a wide bore. [Corr. of Dut. donderbusdonder, thunder, bus, a box, barrel of a gun, a gun; Ger. donnerbüchse.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. blunderbuss

    A short fire-arm, with a large bore and wide mouth, to scatter a number of musket or pistol bullets or slugs.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. blunderbuss

    A short gun or fire-arm, with a large bore, capable of holding a number of balls, and intended to do execution without exact aim.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Blunderbuss

    A corruption of the Dutch donderbus, “thunder tube.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blunderbuss in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blunderbuss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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