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.
Three military bands will play, their drums draped in black, while processional minute guns will be fired from Tower Wharf at Tower Bridge.
The Viceroy, Lord Charles Canning, ordered the flag of Fort William (the government's military headquarters) to be lowered to half mast, and Minute guns fired from the ramparts.