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gun carriage

noun
1.
the structure on which a gun is mounted or moved and from which it is fired.
Origin of gun carriage
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70
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  • You are nothing to me but a gun carriage, and I shall not waste a shot.'

    Gaspar Ruiz Joseph Conrad
  • Beecher says the gun carriage must be in proportion to the gun it carries.

    A Man's Value to Society Newell Dwight Hillis
  • The total weight of the gun carriage with its limber is about 9,800 pounds.

  • The 6-inch gun carriage, bearing the gun, weighs about 41,000 pounds.

  • Little Ponto, the royal reefer, lay on a gun carriage near me.

  • "I hope we beat them," murmured Captain Dutton, who was on the gun carriage.

    Dick Hamilton's Cadet Days Howard R. Garis
  • He lit his pipe and sat down on a gun carriage to think it over.

    Whirligigs

    O. Henry
  • They had left his fore-staff, but took his bedding, although they generally lay upon deck, or against a gun carriage.

  • Terrence Malone, who could see no reason for courting death, had sought shelter behind a gun carriage.

    Sustained honor John R. Musick,
British Dictionary definitions for gun carriage

gun carriage

noun
1.
a mechanical frame on which a gun is mounted for adjustment and firing or for transportation
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