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field battery

noun
1.
a small unit of usually four field guns
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  • They were in a dense mass, 2,800 yards from the 32nd field battery and the gunboats.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Thirty gunners of a British field battery had just been killed or wounded.

    Lest We Forget John Gilbert Thompson
  • David McCrae had raised, and trained, a field battery in Guelph, and brought it overseas.

  • The 10th field battery had been left in rear in case the guns might stick in the narrow roads near Thana village.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • In spite of this, the 10th field battery had succeeded in getting their guns along it, and had brought them safely to Panjkora.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The 10th field battery had thus gone sixty miles further into the hill country than any other wheeled traffic.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • A field battery opened fire on to the kopje at about 3000 yards' range from some rising ground.

  • For a long time nothing happened, but eventually a German field battery fired several rapid salvoes of shells enfilading the road.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • The English replied with the assistance of a troop of horse Russian success artillery and of a field battery.

  • The 7th field battery did all that was possible to support the advance and cover the retirement.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle

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