Associations to the word «Howitzer»


HOWITZER, noun. A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories. JP 1-02.
HOWITZER, noun. Normally a cannon with a tube length of 20 to 30 calibers; however, the tube length can exceed 30 calibers and still be considered a howitzer when the high angle fire zoning solution permits range overlap between charges. JP 1-02. See also gun; mortar.
HOWITZER, noun. (sports) (rugby) (ice hockey) A powerfully hit shot.

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HOWITZER, noun. A muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.

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