long tom

noun (usually initial capital letters)
  1. a towed 155mm field cannon produced by the U.S. throughout World War II.
  2. a long, heavy cannon formerly carried by small naval vessels.

Origin of long tom

First recorded in 1825–35
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ordnance, howitzer, mortar

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British Dictionary definitions for long tom

long tom

noun
  1. a long swivel cannon formerly used in naval warfare
  2. a long-range land gun
  3. an army slang name for cannon (def. 1)
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