- a portable, muzzle-loaded mortar, usually having a smooth bore, fired at high angles of elevation to reach concealed enemy targets.
Origin of trench mortar
Examples from the Web for trench mortar
Historical Examples of trench mortar
The Huns, unable to rush the position, were bringing up a trench-mortar.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
The German who fired the trench-mortar had done better than he knew.
That moment a brave German seized to fire a trench-mortar point-blank.
We unearthed some remnants of trench-mortar ammunition-boxes.Fighting the Boche Underground
Harry Davis Trounce
I was assisting at some trench-mortar tests which have lasted several days.A Blue Devil of France
G. P. Capart
- a portable mortar used in trench warfare to shoot projectiles at a high trajectory over a short range