donderbus

donderbus
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  • Blunderbuss — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blunderbuss — noun Etymology: by folk etymology from obsolete Dutch donderbus, from Dutch donder thunder + obsolete Dutch bus gun Date: 1654 1. a muzzle loading firearm with a short barrel and flaring muzzle to facilitate loading 2. a blundering person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Blunderbuss — An English flintlock blunderbuss. For the EP, see Blunderbuss (EP). For the Cornish giant, see Blunderbore. The blunderbuss is a muzzle loading firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout… …   Wikipedia

  • List of English words of Dutch origin — This is a list of words of Dutch language origin. However, note that this list does also include some words of which the etymology is uncertain, and that some may have been derived from Middle Low German equivalents instead or as well. Some of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of premodern combat weapons — Premodern combat weapons include include both ranged weapons and mêlée weapons weapons which, in general, existed before the invention of the true flintlock gun around 1610, or until the 1700 s for incendiary weaponscite book | title=Weapon: A… …   Wikipedia

  • blunderbuss — /blun deuhr bus /, n. 1. a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range. 2. an insensitive, blundering person. [1645 55; < D donderbus (equiv. to donder THUNDER + bus gun, BOX1) with donder… …   Universalium

  • blunderbuss — blun|der|buss [ˈblʌndəbʌs US ər ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Early Dutch donderbus, from donder thunder + bus gun ; influenced by blunder] a type of gun used in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blunderbus — [17] Blunderbus was originally Dutch donderbus (literally ‘thundergun’), and its transformation is due to folk etymology: the unfamiliar donder was replaced by the English word blunder, perhaps with some reference to the fact that, with its wide… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • blunderbuss — 1650s, from Du. donderbus, from donder thunder (M.Du. doner, donder, from P.Gmc. *thunaraz) + bus gun (originally box, tube ), altered by resemblance to blunder …   Etymology dictionary

  • blunderbuss — noun 1》 historical a short large bored gun firing balls or slugs. 2》 an unsubtle and imprecise action or method. Origin C17: alt. (by assoc. with blunder) of Du. donderbus, lit. thunder gun …   English new terms dictionary

  • blunderbuss — blun•der•buss [[t]ˈblʌn dərˌbʌs[/t]] n. 1) mil a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range 2) an insensitive, blundering person • Etymology: 1645–55; < D donderbus (=donder thunder+bus gun …   From formal English to slang


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