Long Tom

noun
\ ˈlȯŋ-ˈtäm How to pronounce Long Tom (audio) \

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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“Long Tom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Long%20Tom. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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