- artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field.
Origin of field artillery
First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for field artillery
Sir Sidney Smith had charge of the launches which contained the field-artillery.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
Our men were ill-disciplined, and we had no field-artillery.In New Granada
To make it efficient it must be given its proper quota of field-artillery.
This field-artillery material and ammunition cannot be quickly obtained.
General Wooster had brought up some field-artillery on the side of the Americans.True to the Old Flag
G. A. Henty
- artillery capable of deployment in support of front-line troops, due mainly to its mobility
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