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1. A small, round, medium-hot dried chili.
2. A rounded projection behind the breech of a muzzleloading cannon.

[Spanish, bell, rattle, from Old Provençal cascavel, from Vulgar Latin *cascābellus, probably from *quassicāre, to rattle, crack, from Latin quassāre, to shatter; see squash2. Sense 1, from the sound of the loose seeds in the dried fruit.]


1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a knoblike protrusion on the rear part of the breech of an obsolete muzzle-loading cannon
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the rear part itself
[C17: from Spanish: small bell, rattle, of uncertain origin]


(ˈkæs kəˌbɛl)

a knoblike projection at the rear of the breech of a muzzleloading cannon.
[1630–40; < Sp: little bell]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cascabel - a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleighcascabel - a bell attached to a sleigh, or to the harness of a horse that is pulling a sleigh
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
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Dark Chocolate Chili Almond is a sweet and spicy blend of mixed nuts drizzled in chocolate with a trio of cascabel, ancho and habanero chilies.
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Unlike earlier Gatlings, the barrel unit of the Bulldog actually moves within the bronze casing, thus headspacing is easily effected by simply adjusting the round nut on the rear of the cascabel housing.
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