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howitzer

[ hou-it-ser ]SEE DEFINITION OF howitzer
  • as inweapon
  • as incannon
  • as ingun

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To-night we did not succeed in getting the howitzer into camp.

This howitzer had a range of more than 6,000 yards, and was a powerful weapon.

At length those who could not escape surrendered, and the howitzer was ours.

Our 15-inch howitzer could be used to batter Kilid Bahr forts.

Only one 6-inch Howitzer Battery (4 howitzers) and one 60-pr.

During June and July one 6-inch howitzer and twenty-five 18-prs.

A shell fell beside the howitzer and burst with appalling sound.

The two came through the ring of the wounded and laid hold of the howitzer.

As he spoke he stroked the howitzer as though it had been a living thing.

Then a grey battery, just in front of this strip of woods, opened with a howitzer.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, via Dutch houwitser (1660s), German Haubitze from Bohemian houfnice "a catapult," from houf "heap, crowd," a loan-word from Middle High German hufe "heap." Introduced to German during the Hussite wars, 14c.

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nounlarge gun
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