1
: a large land gun having a long range
2
: a trough for washing gold-bearing earth

Word History

Etymology

from the name Tom

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Long Tom was in 1812

Dictionary Entries Near Long Tom

Cite this Entry

“Long Tom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Long%20Tom. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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