from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ordnance, the ensemble of the mechanism, placed on a platform or deck, or in a tuiret, by which a gun is supported and manipulated.
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The Doo did have a swingaway hunter's gun-mount with a weatherproof stretch-sheath that was barely adequate to cover my ultramacho Tala-G.
In winter, after the snow attained a reasonable depth, they'd be handy little corridors for snowmobilers and game poachers, hence the gun-mount on my sled.
"For mercy's sake, stow that," muttered a voice from back of the gun-mount.
"Stump," than whom no more daring and aggressive man could be found on board, thought it wise to obey, so he crouched behind the gun-mount and compressed himself so as to be out of range.
Imagine in the centre of one of these groups a wicked, menacing gun -- a five-inch breechloader, its long, lean barrel raised shoulder-high upon the apex of a conical gun-mount, near the base of which are significant wooden cases, some empty and others filled with elongated, formidable cartridges; and pails of black, dirty water ascum with powder; and other objects each significant of war.