from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Artillery other than antiaircraft artillery that is light enough to be mounted for use in the field.
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- noun The part of an army's artillery which consists of (light)
fieldpieces(canons, howitzers) which are mobileenough to deployon the (battle) field, as opposed to the fixed guns in fortifications or naval artillery; usually excludes antiaircraft.
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- noun movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)
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