minute gun


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minute gun

(ˈmɪnɪt)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) a gun fired at one-minute intervals as a sign of distress or mourning
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Noun1.minute gun - (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)minute gun - (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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He took his hands out of his pockets, looked hard at his knuckles, raised them with great deliberation to his eyes, and when they got there, ground them round and round slowly, accompanying the action by short spasms of sniffing, which followed each other at regular intervals--the nasal minute guns of juvenile distress.
African Union (AU) soldiers restored order after a 90 minute gun battle.
Firing the starting cannon will be Trygve Halvorsen from winning yacht Freya, with the five minute gun fired.
The two fidayeen were eliminated after a fierce 15- minute gun battle.
Let the minute gun sound and strike up the band, Assemble the mourners to watch the plane land, Then line up the guard, let the funeral begin, And lament "glorious" death in a war we can't win.
Doug Smith rode four winners at that Easter Monday meeting including Menelek, later a notable sire of jumpers, while his elder brother Eph rode the two big-race winners - Minute Gun (Queen's Prize) and Hidden Meaning (1,000 Guineas Trial).
A 10- minute gun battle followed,in which the attacker and the two Americans were killed.