blun·der·buss /ˈblʌndərˌbʌs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bluhn-der-buhs] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
|1.||a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range.|
|2.||an insensitive, blundering person.|
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|blun·der·buss (blŭn'dər-bŭs') Pronunciation Key |
[Alteration of Dutch donderbus : donder, thunder (from Middle Dutch doner; see (s)tenə- in Indo-European roots) + bus, gun (from Middle Dutch busse, tube, from Latin buxis, box; see box1).]
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|a short musket of wide bore with a flared muzzle|
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