Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In gun-making, one of several long strips of iron or steel used in welding up and forming a gun-barrel. These strips are twisted into spirals, then welded together at their margins, and well hammered while hot to close all fissures. The barrel is subsequently hammered cold on a mandrel, and then bored. Also
skelp. W. W. Greener, The Gun, p. 219.
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