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English definition of “blunderbuss”


noun [C]     /ˈblʌn.də.bʌs/ US  /-dɚ-/
an old-fashioned gun with a wide mouth that shoots a lot of small metal ballsHandguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
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