howitzer definition

  • noun:
    • a somewhat brief cannon that delivers shells at a medium muzzle velocity, often by a higher trajectory.
    • A cannon that integrates certain faculties of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with method velocities, either by low or high trajectories. JP 1-02.
    • Generally a cannon with a tube amount of 20 to 30 calibers; but the tube length can meet or exceed 30 calibers but still be looked at a howitzer when the high angle fire zoning option permits range overlap between costs. JP 1-02. See additionally gun; mortar.
    • A powerfully hit chance.
    • A gun so brief that the projectile, which was hollow, could be devote its spot yourself; some sort of mortar.
    • a brief, light, largebore cannon, usually having a chamber of smaller diameter as compared to rest of the bore, and meant to toss large projectiles with relatively small costs.
    • a brief bit of ordnance, frequently having a hemispherical chamber for the dust narrower compared to the bore, especially designed for the horizontal firing of shells with little charges, and incorporating in some level the accuracy associated with the cannon utilizing the quality of mortar, but much more portable than both.
    • a muzzle-loading high-angle weapon with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a brief range

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