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- n. A Hebrew measure of dry weight.
- n. A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A Hebrew measure. See homer.
- n. A conical chamber at the breech of the bore in heavy ordnance, especially in mortars; -- named after the inventor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as homer.
- n. A particular form of chamber in ordnance, consisting in a conical narrowing of the bore toward its inner end. It was devised for the service of mortars in the wars of the first Napoleon.
Gomer, the inventor's name. (Wiktionary)