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- n. A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest, especially as mounted on the back of a camel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest on the back of a camel, whence it is fired, -- used in the East.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small cannon mounted on a swivel, usually shorter and with larger bore than the zingal.
(link) Picture a zumbooruk, and where the cannon goes, you place the first, typically male, rider.