from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In naval gun., the chassis on which the top-carriage carrying the gun slides in recoiling.
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As soon as the gun is out, Nos. 11 and 12 unship truck-crank and place it clear of gun-slide.
There was a game cock inside, and, instead of being frightened at his sudden release, he jumped up on a gun-slide, clapped his wings, and crowed lustily.
"It seems that one of the shots from the British vessel _Linnet_ demolished a hencoop on the deck of the _Saratoga_, releasing this gamecock, and that he flew to a gun-slide, where he alighted, then clapped his wings and crowed lustily.