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  • n. A hatch in the hull of a ship through which a cannon is fired.


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  • The five executioners, certified police officers who volunteered for the task and remain anonymous, stood about 25 feet away, behind a wall cut with a gunport, and were armed with matching. 30-caliber Winchester rifles.

    Ronnie Lee Gardner Executed By Firing Squad In Utah

  • And though Monk dared not look out the gunport while disgraced, he thought he knew the reason for this surprising outburst.

    Aching for Always

  • One man was seen trying to escape from a gunport and was swept back inside by the power of the water.

    Cumberland, Part 2: Choosing the Scene

  • A gunport opened at the Prince of Wales's bow to return the salute that the Cleopatra was firing as she passed.

    Sharpe's Prey

  • A Midshipman fired a pistol into an enemy gunport.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The man lunged his cutlass at Sharpe, had it effortlessly parried, saw death in the redcoat's face and so, in desperation, squirmed through a gunport and threw himself down between the ships.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Men put in powder bags and shot, rammed them home, then hauled the weapon's muzzle out through the gunport with the rope-and-pulley tackles fixed on either side of the carriage.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Sharpe gave Hopper a coin, touched his hat to Mister Collier, thanked the boat's crew and stepped up onto the platform from where he climbed to the main deck past an open gunport in which a polished cannon muzzle showed.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Three of the Pucelle's heavy guns fired together, their sound almost stunning Sharpe, who was going from gunport to gunport and stabbing at the French with his cutlass.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • He could see the Revenant's yellow planking, then the opposing ship ground against the Pucelle's hull and a gunport came into sight and he hurled the glass ball into the Revenant.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar


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