Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of howitzer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I love old artillery, our town has a couple of howitzers from the Civil War on the Town Common.

    The James Rifle

  • Q Mike, there was a story in The Washington Post today that the Kuwaitis are thinking about buying howitzers from the Chinese and that Vice President Gore sent the Kuwaitis a letter.

    Press Briefing By Mike Mccurry

  • A part of this effort is military -- the US is pumping in howitzers and small arms, helicopters and training planes.

    Fryett, George F.

  • One month earlier, another memo spoke of worries that Yemen's defence ministry planned to buy a shipment of small arms and heavy artillery ammunition, sniper rifles, anti-aircraft guns and howitzers from a Serbian arms dealer Slobodan Tesic, who was on a UN travel ban list.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The case dates back to 1985 when India ordered howitzers from a Swedish company called Bofors.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • The Army’s 4th Infantry Division is “the Army’s first digital division”; its “tanks, Bradleys, Humvees, Paladin howitzers, and helicopters are equipped with Pentium-powered Appliqu ‚ àö √ † + computers that talk to one another on a wireless network using the same TCP/IP protocols as the rest of us.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » The Army’s Desktop Jockeys

  • "Jack Johnsons," so-called howitzers -- I have never heard such a noise.

    Letters from France

  • Both the big guns and the howitzers were the deciding factors in most of the military decisions reached during the war.

    History of the World War An Authentic Narrative of the World's Greatest War

  • In the 1990s, China became Myanmar's most important trading partner, according to Amnesty International, providing more than $2 billion in weapons and military equipment, including tanks, armored personnel carriers and artillery pieces such as howitzers, antitank guns and antiaircraft guns, some sold at below-market prices.

    India pressures Myanmar

  • It results from this that although guns of great length are capable of throwing projectiles with small charges, it is possible to use shorter pieces for this purpose -- such as howitzers for curved shots and mortars for vertical ones.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 531, March 6, 1886

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