Minute gun
Minute Min"ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster]

{Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral.

{Minute book}, a book in which written minutes are entered.

{Minute glass}, a glass measuring a minute or minutes by the running of sand.

{Minute gun}, a discharge of a cannon repeated every minute as a sign of distress or mourning.

{Minute hand}, the long hand of a watch or clock, which makes the circuit of the dial in an hour, and marks the minutes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • minute gun — n. a cannon firing at intervals of a minute, as a distress signal or as part of a funeral ceremony …   English World dictionary

  • minute gun — /ˈmɪnət gʌn/ (say minuht gun) noun History a gun fired at intervals of a minute, as in token of mourning or of distress …   Australian English dictionary

  • minute gun — noun (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral) • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑gun …   Useful english dictionary

  • minute gun — noun a gun fired at intervals of a minute, especially at a funeral …   English new terms dictionary

  • minute gun — /min it/ a cannon fired at intervals of a minute, esp. as a signal of distress or in a military funeral ceremony. [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Minute — Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute bell — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute book — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute glass — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Minute hand — Minute Min ute, a. Of or pertaining to a minute or minutes; occurring at or marking successive minutes. [1913 Webster] {Minute bell}, a bell tolled at intervals of a minute, as to give notice of a death or a funeral. {Minute book}, a book in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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