Big Bertha

Big Bertha

noun Informal.
a large, long-range German cannon used during World War I.
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Big Bertha
 
n
any of three large German guns of World War I used to bombard Paris
 
[C20: approximate translation of German dicke Bertha: fat Bertha; named after Bertha Krupp, at whose works in Essen a very effective 42 cm mortar was made]

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