gun carriage



the structure on which a gun is mounted or moved and from which it is fired.

Origin of gun carriage

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gun carriage

Historical Examples of gun carriage

  • You are nothing to me but a gun-carriage, and I shall not waste a shot.'

    A Set of Six

    Joseph Conrad

  • The gun-carriage was then complete, and could be rolled anywhere on deck with ease.

    Left on Labrador

    Charles Asbury Stephens

  • She seated herself on the gun-carriage and drew the two tunics on to her lap.

    Fort Amity

    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • The gun-carriage was blown to pieces, but not a man was hurt.

  • He was already laid under the gun-carriage, his head covered with a cloak.

British Dictionary definitions for gun carriage

gun carriage


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