from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A portable bombard, or hand-bombard; the primitive portable firearm of Europe, consisting simply of a hollow cylinder with a touch-hole for firing with a match, and attached to a long staff for handling.
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And the latter, unable to leave Rome in safety, began to fortify himself in the Cardinal's house with many fighting men, and with many strange weapons, 'bombardelle, cerobottane,' and guns and catapults.
Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2 Studies from the Chronicles of Rome 1881
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