gunport


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gunport

(ˈɡʌnˌpɔːt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a porthole, or other opening, for a gun
Translations
Stückpforte
tykkiportti
kanonport
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The system will range from 60 kilowatts to 150 kilowatts and will be outfitted in the Ghostrider's 30mm gunport, he said.
He saw the red torrent gushing from a gunport and spilling down the ramparts of the Tower of London, like blood from an unstoppable wound.
Firstly, Danzilho showed a propensity to let himself be guided by his military judgment instead of his instructions, and delivered better work than specified--and thus more expensive--in those areas that would have mattered to a practical soldier: gunport embrasures, stronger parapets, improved gateways, additional bastions, and solidly flagstoned high-traffic areas over which guns might have to be hauled.
Just why she foundered remains unknown but she heeled heavily to starboard and water rushed in through the open gunports.
The ministry official said the North had been observed closing gunports on heavy weapons installations guarding the Koreas' disputed Yellow Sea border.
The whole structure was encircled by a defensive wall punctured by gunports.
October, 25 1812 the dismasted HMS Macedonia, her upper guns damaged and the ship rolling so badly her lower gunports dipped under water, lowered her colors and surrendered to USS United States commanded by Captain Stephan Decatur.
Both vehicles are equipped with side windows and gunports, access taking place from a rear door for the troops and from the two front side doors for the crew.
The Tudor Navy's flagship was launched during King Henry VIII's reign but sank when she listed too steeply and the gunports flooded during the Battle of the Solent in July 1545.
She was a very early example of an English carvel built warship whose smooth sides enabled her to be the first such ship to be built with gunports below the main deck.
The Hollar drawings, in so far as digital enhacements permit any conclusion, suggest letterbox gunports and a distinctly heavier parapet, possibly with machicolations.
About 20,000 spectators, from as far as Australia and New Zealand, were entertained at the Saturday night ceremony with a narration of the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar and a 24gun volley from the vessel's gunports.