trench mortar


noun

a portable, muzzle-loaded mortar, usually having a smooth bore, fired at high angles of elevation to reach concealed enemy targets.

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Origin of trench mortar

First recorded in 1915–20
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trench mortar

noun

a portable mortar used in trench warfare to shoot projectiles at a high trajectory over a short range
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