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Definition of blunderbuss noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

blunderbuss

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈblʌndəbʌs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈblʌndərbʌs//
 
 
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an old type of gun with a wide end Word Origin mid 17th cent.: alteration (by association with blunder) of Dutch donderbus, literally ‘thunder gun’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: blunderbuss