Zumbooruk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zumbooruk (Mil) A small cannon supported by a swiveled rest on the back of a camel, whence it is fired, -- used in the East.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zumbooruk A small cannon mounted on a swivel, usually shorter and with larger bore than the zingal. In English writings the name is especially applied to such a piece carried on a camel, the pivot which supports it being erected on the saddle in front of the rider.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Zumbooruk zum′bōō-ruk a small cannon mounted on a swivel, carried on the back of a camel
    • Zumbooruk Also Zum′booruck, Zom′boruk, Zam′boorak
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Turk. & Ar. zambūrak, fr. Ar. zambūr, a hornet