Morning gun

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a gun fired at the first stroke of reveille at military posts.

See also: Morning

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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There are early morning gun salutes, military parades and illumination of buildings.
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At five-thirty in the morning the morning gun was fired in the artillery lines, fifteen squadron trumpeters blew reveille, the artillery trumpets and the infantry bugles joined in.
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