Disappearing
Disappearing Dis`ap*pear"ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Disappear}.

{Disappearing carriage} (Ordnance), a carriage for heavy coast guns on which the gun is raised above the parapet for firing and upon discharge is lowered behind the parapet for protection. The standard type of disappearing carriage in the coast artillery of the United States army is the Buffington-Crozier carriage, in which the gun trunnions are secured at the upper and after ends of a pair of heavy levers, at the lower ends of which is attached a counterweight of lead. The levers are pivoted at their middle points, which are, with the top carriage, permitted restrained motion along the slightly inclined chassis rails. The counterweight is held in place by a pawl and ratchet. When the gun is loaded the pawl is released and the counterweight sinks, raising the gun to the firing position above the parapet. The recoil following the discharge returns the gun to the loading position, the counterweight rising until the pawl engages the ratchet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • disappearing — index ephemeral Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Disappearing — Disappear Dis ap*pear , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Disappeared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disappearing}.] 1. To cease to appear or to be perceived; to pass from view, gradually or suddenly; to vanish; to be no longer seen; as, darkness disappears at the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disappearing — adj. Disappearing is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑trick …   Collocations dictionary

  • disappearing — dis·ap·pear || ‚dɪsÉ™ pɪə v. go out of sight; become extinct, cease to exist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • disappearing — noun the act of leaving secretly or without explanation • Syn: ↑disappearance • Ant: ↑appearance (for: ↑disappearance) • Derivationally related forms: ↑disappear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Disappearing World — is the second album from Tooth Nail Records band Fair, which features notable musician and record producer Aaron Sprinkle. It was released on February 9, 2010. The first single from the Album is its title track, Disappearing World, which was… …   Wikipedia

  • Disappearing Acts — Directed by Gina Prince Bythewood Produced by Terry McMillan Wesley Snipes Kimiko Fox …   Wikipedia

  • Disappearing Britain — was a three part TV mini series broadcast on the Five channel in Britain. The series contained rare archive film of Thatcher era Britain, with a retrospective commentary, and interviews with the general public. Three shows were broadcast: Tea… …   Wikipedia

  • Disappearing Model — Disappearing Model, 2000 Disappearing Model is a trompe l œil body painting by Joanne Gair that was part of episode 1.19 or 119 of Ripley s Believe It or Not!,[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Disappearing carriage — Disappearing Dis ap*pear ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Disappear}. {Disappearing carriage} (Ordnance), a carriage for heavy coast guns on which the gun is raised above the parapet for firing and upon discharge is lowered behind the parapet for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”