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artillery

(Encyclopedia) artillery, originally meant any large weaponry (including such ancient engines of war as catapults and battering rams) or war material, but later applied only to heavy firearms as?

Brewer's: Heavy-armed Artillery

(The). The garrison artillery. The ?light-armed artillery? are Royal Horse Artillery. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894HebeHeavy Man A B C D E F G H I?

Brewer's: Light-armed Artillery

The Royal Horse Artillery. The heavy artillery are the garrison artillery. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Light as a FeatherLight Troops A B C D E F G?

howitzer

(Encyclopedia) howitzer: see artillery.

mortar

(Encyclopedia) mortar, in warfare, term originally applied to certain types of artillery with high trajectories, but later applied to an infantry weapon that consists of a tube supported by a bipod?

recoilless rifle

(Encyclopedia) recoilless rifle, light artillery piece, without recoil, usually operated by two men. An American invention, it was used as an infantry weapon for attacking fortifications such as?

Valmy

(Encyclopedia) Valmy vlm?, village (1993 est. pop. 293), Marne dept., NE France, in the Argonne region. The cannonade of Valmy, a Franco-Prussian artillery skirmish, was fought near there on Sept.?

gun

(Encyclopedia) gun, in general, any weapon that discharges shot, shells, or bullets by the explosion of gunpowder or some other explosive from a straight tube. See firearm; artillery; small arms.

Malus, tienne Louis

(Encyclopedia) Malus, tienne Louis ?ty?n lw? mls, 1775?1812, French artillery officer and physicist. In 1810 he stated his discovery of the polarization of light by reflection and published a?

Fort Sill

(Encyclopedia) Fort Sill, U.S. military reservation, Comanche co., SW Okla., 4 mi (6.4 km) N of Lawton; est. 1869 by Gen. Philip Sheridan. A 95,000-acre (38,445-hectare) field artillery and missile?