from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of light musket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An early form of hand gun, a variety of the arquebus; originally a gun having a regular size of bore.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the sixteenth century, a hand-firearm lighter than the musket and fired without a rest; especially, such a gun when of fixed diameter or caliber for a whole company of soldiers using the same ammunition. Also spelled calliver.
Variant of calibre. (Wiktionary)