field gun


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field gun

n
(Military) a gun specially designed for service in direct support of front-line troops
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Noun1.field gun - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)field gun - 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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It was only about five, however, that a field gun reached Chobham for use against the first body of Martians.
Among the field guns on the brow of the hill the general in command of the rearguard stood with a staff officer, scanning the country through his fieldglass.
For the first time Victory saw the likeness of a horse, and she was much affected by a huge oil which depicted some ancient cavalry charge against a battery of field guns.
Sea Cadets performed their field gun window ladder semaphore and club swinging activities.
The cannon was produced based on drawings of a Model 1841 6-Pounder Field Gun. In May, it was fired at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
The 60-year-old got to fire the 25-pounder field gun, which was loaded with blank demo shells.
THE Sea and Air Cadet Field Gun teams were both gunning to win the new Nuneaton Carnival Gala Gun Run trophy when they went head to head for the second time in a matter of weeks.
THE blast of a restored field gun led a 21-gun salute celebrating the Queen's 87th birthday yesterday.
IN 1956 I was in the Royal Navy's Devonport Field Gun Crew whose base was HMS Drake in Devonport and subsequently Devonport Dockyard remained the home for the Devonport Field Gun Association.
* SIR - In 1956 I was in the Royal Navy's Devonport Field Gun Crew whose base was HMS Drake in Devonport and subsequently Devonport Dockyard remained the home for the Devonport Field Gun Association.
An 18-strong crew are taking part in an intense training regime before they compete against Abbey Wood Field Gun Team, from MoD Abbey Wood, near Bristol, at the two-day event at the NIA this weekend.