Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-fire-arm having a very short barrel with a caliber of from 2 to 3 inches, mounted upon a stock fitted either for the shoulder or for holding under the arm, and having a match-lock, a flint-lock, or a wheel-lock, according to its epoch.

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Examples

  • Here, too, one will find coffee being cleaned by the primitive hand-mortar and wind-winnowing method.

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