long tom

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noun(usually initial capital letters)
  1. a towed 155 mm field cannon produced by the United States 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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British Dictionary definitions for long tom

long tom

  1. a long swivel cannon formerly used in naval warfare

  2. a long-range land gun

  1. an army slang name for cannon (def. 1)

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