long tom


noun (usually initial capital letters)

a towed 155mm field cannon produced by the U.S. throughout World War II.
a long, heavy cannon formerly carried by small naval vessels.

Origin of long tom

First recorded in 1825–35
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long tom

noun

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