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fieldpiece

noun
  1. a former name for field gun
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Examples from the Web for fieldpiece

Historical Examples

  • They've brought up a fieldpiece, from goodness only knows where!

    Captured at Tripoli

    Percy F. Westerman

  • Guns had been fired from this quarter and that, German cannon or French, ordnance or fieldpiece.

  • Meanwhile, the fellow who was driving the mules attached to the fieldpiece, turned his head, and saw what was going on.

    Tom Cringle's Log

    Michael Scott

  • Mick Kennedy trained his one eye like a fieldpiece upon the locality suggested.

    Ben Blair

    Will Lillibridge

  • One of the soldiers afterward told me that when the governor landed he was greeted with thirteen rounds from a fieldpiece.