caisson

[ key-suh n, -son ]SEE DEFINITION OF caisson

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The guns stopped, the men got down from limber and caisson, the horses were unhitched.

The men were down in the road, lifting the horses, dragging with them at gun and caisson.

A caisson was struck, exploded with frightful glare and sound.

As the batteries come up from the river see that every caisson is filled.

It has two wheels, and carries ammunition the same as the caisson.

The fore carriage of the gun and that of the caisson are identical.

In another chapter we shall see how the caisson is operated.

It would be dangerous to come out from the caisson pressure quickly.

You cannot go into the caisson unless you are sound of heart and stout of body.

The big gun was a wreck now—even the caisson with a broken wheel.

WORD ORIGIN

1704, from French caisson "ammunition wagon, box, crate," from Middle French caisson "large box" (16c.), from Italian cassone, augmentative form of cassa "a chest," from Latin capsa "a box" (see case (n.2)).

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