Blunderbuss



a short musket of wide bore with expanded muzzle to scatter shot, bullets, or slugs at close range.
an insensitive, blundering person.
Historical Examples

The O’Ruddy Stephen Crane
Carmen Prosper Merimee
Dick Cheveley W. H. G. Kingston
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Drer Herbert E. A. (Herbert Ernest Augustus) Furst
The O’Ruddy Stephen Crane
The Rambles of a Rat A. L. O. E.
The O’Ruddy Stephen Crane
The Busie Body Susanna Centlivre
The O’Ruddy Stephen Crane

noun
an obsolete short musket with large bore and flared muzzle, used to scatter shot at short range
(informal) a clumsy unsubtle person
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