Chase gun

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(Naut.) a cannon placed at the bow or stern of an armed vessel, and used when pursuing an enemy, or in defending the vessel when pursued.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the melee of the pursuit and capture, La Jeune Estelle had one man killed and one wounded by Indian's chase guns. For Charles this was an important capture.