Long Tom

noun
\ˈlȯŋ-ˈtäm \

Definition of Long Tom 

1 : a large land gun having a long range

2 : a trough for washing gold-bearing earth

First Known Use of Long Tom

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Long Tom

from the name Tom

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