howitzer

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noun how·it·zer \ ˈhau̇-ət-sər \

Definition of howitzer

:a short cannon used to fire projectiles at medium muzzle velocities and with relatively high trajectories

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Origin and Etymology of howitzer

Dutch houwitser, ultimately from Czech houfnice ballista


HOWITZER Defined for English Language Learners

howitzer

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Definition of howitzer for English Language Learners

  • : a large gun that is used to fire shells high into the air for a short distance


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