Terminology from the Age of Sail

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Search result for definition: gunport
Gunport: A square or round hole built in the side of a sailing warship through which the cannons were fired. First appeared around 1500 AD. Sometimes the gunports were highly decorated with wreaths and other decorations, especially from the 15th to the 17th century.
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