blunderbussnoun [ C ]uk /ˈblʌn.də.bʌs/ us /ˈblʌn.dɚ.bʌs/
Examples from literature
- All the time he talked with us, and told us of the skirmishing ahead, he kept waving that large blunderbuss in our faces.
- He bought a blunderbuss, two pair of pistols, and a huge house-dog.
- In this situation he was fired upon with a blunderbuss loaded heavily with ball and grape shot.
- The captain, highly incensed, instantly descended the companion-way to the cabin, and shortly after appeared with a blunderbuss, which he proceeded to prime.
- The road north of this is getting rather a bad reputation, and in going out of Barnet the guard now looks to his blunderbuss, and the passengers get their pistols ready.