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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…

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 .

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…

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…

Valmy

(Encyclopedia) Valmy välmē´ [key], village (1993 est. pop. 293), Marne dept., NE France, in the Argonne region. The cannonade of Valmy, a Franco-Prussian artillery skirmish, was…

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…

Wagram

(Encyclopedia) Wagram vä´gräm [key] or Deutsch-Wagram doich– [key], town, Lower Austria prov., NE Austria, in the Marchfeld, near Vienna. On July 5–6, 1809, Napoleon I gained…

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 ;…