from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a small ketch or vessel, very strongly built, on which mortars are mounted to be used in naval bombardments; -- called also mortar vessel.
- n. See under Bomb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small, strongly built, ketch-rigged vessel, carrying one mortar or more, for service in a bombardment. Also called bomb-vessel.
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