Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A mobile artillery piece, i.e. gun or howitzer, for use in the field.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cannon mounted on wheels, for the use of a marching army; a piece of field artillery; -- called also field gun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as field-gun.

Etymologies

field +‎ piece (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Glad "Charlie" didnt have that (like in a fieldpiece) dug in on some God for saken hill.

    Shooting Skeet with a Tank

  • English officer, apparently of high rank, standing, alone and unsupported, by a fieldpiece, which, after the flight of the men by whom it was wrought, he had himself levelled and discharged against the clan of

    Waverley

  • After the last hot fieldpiece was hauled out and the casualties of the campaign reckoned, the roll showed that Pegram had lost 7 killed and 53 wounded, a total of 60, in a battery of 80 men.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Captain Will Farley, Stuart's legendary chief scout, had a leg severed by the shot of a Federal fieldpiece.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • After the massive ordnance and extreme mechanization of North Africa it was strange never to see a mortar or a fieldpiece; just Owen guns and rifles, with bayonets in place all the time.

    The Thorn Birds

  • The enemy had not turned their fieldpiece on this bank of the river.

    The Day of Their Return

  • Instead, dismounted men came at a careful, suspicious pace, cored around a single fieldpiece, a small answer to their trap.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

  • Drew rounded a fieldpiece which had been manhandled off the firing line, one wheel shattered.

    Ride Proud, Rebel!

  • I took my way to the dockyard, where, on arriving, I found a fieldpiece brought up against the gate.

    Charles Philip Yorke, Fourth Earl of Hardwicke, Vice-Admiral R.N. — a Memoir

  • Bart made out a long fuse trailing three feet or more over the side of the old fieldpiece.

    Bart Stirling's Road to Success Or, The Young Express Agent

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