from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mortar usually ranging from 3 to 9.45 inches in caliber, designed for use in forward positions, especially in trenches.

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  • noun a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range


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