Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small cannon mounted on a swivel, usually shorter and with larger bore than the zingal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Mil.) A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest on the back of a camel, whence it is fired, -- used in the East.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest, especially as mounted on the back of a camel.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Hindustani ज़ंबूरक / زنبورک (zambūrak), from Persian زنبورک (zambūrak), from زنبور (zambūr) ‘hornet’, from Arabic زُنْبُور (zumbūr) ‘hornet’.

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.

  • See also zamburak.

    November 12, 2016