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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a wrought steel breech-loading cannon, named after its German inventor, Herr Krupp.
  • n. A breech-loading steel cannon manufactured at the works of Friedrich Krupp, at Essen in Prussia. Guns of over eight-inch bore are made up of several concentric cylinders; those of a smaller size are forged solid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gun.


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