- 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
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Examples from the Web for gun carriage
You are nothing to me but a gun-carriage, and I shall not waste a shot.'A Set of Six
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.The Naval History of the United States
Willis J. Abbot.
He was already laid under the gun-carriage, his head covered with a cloak.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
- a mechanical frame on which a gun is mounted for adjustment and firing or for transportation
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