field artillery


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field artillery

n.
Artillery other than antiaircraft artillery that is light enough to be mounted for use in the field.

field artillery

n
(Military) artillery capable of deployment in support of front-line troops, due mainly to its mobility

field′ artil`lery


n.
artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field.
[1635–45]

field artillery

Equipment, supplies, ammunition, and personnel involved in the use of cannon, rocket, or surface-to-surface missile launchers. Field artillery cannons are classified according to caliber as follows. Light--120mm and less. Medium--121-160mm. Heavy--161-210mm. Very heavy--greater than 210mm. Also called FA. See also direct support artillery; general support artillery.
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Noun1.field artillery - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)field artillery - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)
artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, gun - large but transportable armament
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