What does the word blunderbuss mean?

Usage examples for blunderbuss

  1. " Not a sight did we see, or a sound did we hear," said the other, " only the going off of the blunderbuss. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. But then growing well again, Dyer took him down to Bath, where they robbed the stage- coaches from Bath to London, and as they returned from London to Bath again, until the road became so dangerous that they hired persons to guard them for the future; and notwithstanding they so often practised this villainy, they never were in danger but once, when a gentleman fired a blunderbuss at them but missed them both, whereupon they robbed the coach, and afterwards whipped him severely with their horse whips. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward