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field battery

  1. a small unit of usually four field guns
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Historical Examples of field battery

  • Fort Bankhead joined with its heavy ordnance and field-battery.

    From Fort Henry to Corinth

    Manning Ferguson Force

  • At a little distance a shabby Australian field-battery was in action.

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson

  • He was to have command of his own regiment, two companies of cavalry, and a field-battery.

    Captain Jinks, Hero

    Ernest Crosby

  • Maisie looked at the wild whirling rush of a field-battery going into action under fire.

  • A field-battery of eighteen-pounders firing at this rate will blaze away anywhere from twelve to twenty tons of ammunition a day.