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Bombard


BOM'BARD, noun [bomb and ard, kind.]

1. A piece of short thick ordnance with a large mouth, formerly used; some of them carrying a ball of three hundred pounds weight. It is called also basilisk, and by the Dutch, donderbuss, thunder-gun. But the thing and the name are no longer in use.

2. An attack with bombs; bombardment.

3. A barrel; a drinking vessel.

BOMB'ARD, verb transitive To attack with bombs thrown from mortars.