from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A light cannon mounted on a carriage, used in manœuvers in the field.


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  • It required no revolution of his nature to learn to calculate the range and fire a field-gun or to march the goose-step.

    The Yellow Peril

  • The enemy were German or Austrian, and they had a field-gun.


  • Once more the mist had fled, and across the hollow I saw a field-gun in place and men around it who were not Turkish.


  • The Turks had sent down an armoured train mounting a field-gun.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • 'Old soldiers could liberate a field-gun from under your nose.


  • Directly across from me there was a sudden colossal explosion in the flank entrenchments of the second line; bodies were flying like dolls, a field-gun went cartwheeling end over end, and a huge pillar of dust arose, like a genie from a bottle.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • Most of the surviving French horses had been rounded up, bridled and were being used to carry packs or wounded men, among whom was Marine Matthew Robinson whose face looked as if it had received the full recoil of a twelve-pounder field-gun.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • He could still see that silly little field-gun, it must have been around seventy or eighty millimeter, on a high wheeled carriage, drawn by six shaggy, bandy-legged beasts.

    Space Viking

  • Between the Carrier journeys the Dakota flew in field-gun ammunition and small arms, about the same number of trips.


  • From corroborative evidence it now appears that this was the case; that the grenade thrown by him probably was the cause of the destruction of a small convoy carrying field-gun and howitzer ammunition, which now has been found a total wreck.

    The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915


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