Wire-wound gun
Wire-wound gun Wire"-wound` gun (Ordnance) A gun in the construction of which an inner tube (either entire or in segments) is wound with wire under tension to insure greater soundness and uniformity of resistance. In modern construction hoops and jackets are shrunk on over the wire. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wire-wound gun — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun : a gun in the construction of which an inner tube either entire or in segments is wound with wire under tension to insure greater soundness and uniformity of resistance and in which hoops and jackets are sometimes shrunk on the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wire gun — same as {Wire wound gun}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wire gun — noun : wire wound gun …   Useful english dictionary

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