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a former name for field gun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • 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.

    Six Women and the Invasion Gabrielle Yerta
  • 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.

    Benjamin of Ohio

    James Otis

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