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Big Bertha

noun, Informal.
a large, long-range German cannon used during World War I. Unabridged
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Big Bertha

any of three large German guns of World War I used to bombard Paris
Word Origin
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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Big Bertha

noun phrase

Any very large cannon

[fr WWI; said to be fr Frau Bertha Krupp, a member of the German armaments-making family]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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