howitzer howitzer  /ˈhaʊ ət sər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. With a few polished phrases, His Grace the Duke of Connaught unveiled at Hyde Park corner a vast squat howitzer of cut stone, London's War memorial to the Royal Artillery.
  2. The pack howitzer is the principal 75-mm.
  3. Lions Clubs International is marketing a Kargil war memento: a model of an artillery gun made from the shell casing of an 155-mm howitzer.

News

  1. A historic change

    Col. Tracey L. Hayes becomes new head of the 90th Missile Wing. CHEYENNE -- The piercing blast from the 75mm ceremonial howitzer cannon signified more than a change of leadership Monday at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle

  2. Citizens become historians for living history event

    A gun crew with the 1st Stuart Horse Artillery is shown here demonstrating the firing procedures of a 12-pound field howitzer Saturday in Glen Lyn, Va.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bluefield Daily Telegraph

  3. JBLM to conduct late night firing beginning Monday

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing of a M177 Howitzer mostly between the hours of 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. from June 17-21. There is a possibility firing could go later into the night to meet training requirements.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Olympian

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Quotes

  1. "While I obviously cannot guarantee success, I will commit to exploring the inclusion of both the one time $35,000 appropriation for the howitzer acquisition and the $3,500 ongoing costs for storage and maintenance by the Wyoming National Guard into...
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Dave Freudenthal Source: The Casper Star Tribune

  2. "When we run into little problems -- need reinforcements, need a howitzer over here or another squadron over here, we're going to call up to the second floor," Miller said, referring to the location of the governor's office in the State House....
    on Nov 2, 2007 By: Thomas V Mike Miller Source: MyFox Washington DC

  3. As Jackson said: "You don't want to unload a Howitzer cannon" to treat a simple ailment.
    on Feb 13, 2007 By: Michael Jackson Source: Ocala.com

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