howitzer

Cannon, in use since the 16th century, with a particularly steep angle of fire. It was much developed in World War I for demolishing the fortresses of the trench system. The multinational NATO FH70...
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Howitzer

Short barrelled cannon designed for high angle fire.
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howitzer

a large gun which fires artillery shells
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Howitzer

How'itzĀ·er noun [ German haubitze , formerly hauffnitz , Bohem. haufnice , orig., a sling.] (Mil.) (a) A gun so short that the projectile, which was hollow, could be put in its place by hand; a kind of mortar. [ Obsolete] (b) A short, light, largebore canno
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Howitzer

• (n.) A gun so short that the projectile, which was hollow, could be put in its place by hand; a kind of mortar. • (n.) A short, light, largebore cannon, usually having a chamber of smaller diameter than the rest of the bore, and intended to throw large projectiles with comparatively small charges.
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howitzer

(from the article `gun`) ...of a metal tube from which a missile or projectile is shot by the force of exploding gunpowder or some other propellant. In military science, the ... The type of carriage developed for very heavy weapons was exemplified by that used for the German 420-millimetre howitzers—collectively known as `Big ...
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Howitzer

A howitzer is a type of artillery piece characterized by a relatively short barrel and the use of comparatively small propellant charges to propel projectiles at relatively high trajectories, with a steep angle of descent. Until fairly recently, about the end of the Second World War, such weapons were characterized by a barrel length 15 to 25 time
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howitzer

howitzer: see artillery.
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Howitzer

A howitzer is a type of cannon, in use since the 16th century, with a particularly steep angle of fire.
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howitzer

Cannon, in use since the 16th century, with a particularly steep angle of fire. It was much developed in World War I for demolishing the fortresses of the trench system. The multinational NATO FH70 field howitzer is mobile and fires, under computer control, three 43 kg/95 lb shells at 32 km/2...
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Howitzer

A very fast slap shot.
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