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Meaning of light artillery

light' artil'lery

Pronunciation: [key]
— Mil. Mil.
  1. guns and howitzers of small caliber.
  2. (in the U.S.) guns and howitzers of a caliber up to and including 105 mm. Cf. heavy artillery (def. 2),
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