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field artillery

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noun
  1. artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field.
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Origin of field artillery

First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for field artillery

Historical Examples

  • 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

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for field artillery

field artillery

noun
  1. artillery capable of deployment in support of front-line troops, due mainly to its mobility
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