Simple Definition of howitzer
: a large gun that is used to fire shells high into the air for a short distance
Full Definition of howitzer
: a short cannon used to fire projectiles at medium muzzle velocities and with relatively high trajectories
Origin of howitzer
Dutch houwitser, ultimately from Czech houfnice ballista
First Known Use: 1695
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