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minute gun

[ min-it ]
/ ˈmɪn ɪt /
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noun
a cannon fired at intervals of a minute, especially as a signal of distress or in a military funeral ceremony.
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Origin of minute gun

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for minute gun

minute gun
/ (ˈmɪnɪt) /

noun
a gun fired at one-minute intervals as a sign of distress or mourning
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