field gun


a gun specially designed for service in direct support of front-line troops

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Historical Examples of field gun

  • The long barrel was poised as steadily as field-gun on its carriage.


    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung

  • But suddenly the bang of a field-gun set all eyes looking backward.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill

  • He also gave encouraging information as to the field-gun and the new rifle.

  • Let them come with their field-gun, and do you come with them.

  • "Let us have a look at the field-gun," said Sypher encouragingly.


    William J. Locke