quadrant elevation
The angle between the horizontal plane and the axis of the bore when the weapon is laid. (DOD only) It is the algebraic sum of the elevation, angle of site, and complementary angle of site.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Gunter's quadrant — Quadrant Quad rant, n. [L. quadrans, antis, a fourth part, a fourth of a whole, fr. quattuor four: cf. F. quadrant, cadran. See {Four}, and cf. {Cadrans}.] 1. The fourth part; the quarter. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hadley's quadrant — Quadrant Quad rant, n. [L. quadrans, antis, a fourth part, a fourth of a whole, fr. quattuor four: cf. F. quadrant, cadran. See {Four}, and cf. {Cadrans}.] 1. The fourth part; the quarter. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geom.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gunner's quadrant — noun : an instrument consisting of a graduated limb with a spirit level, and an arm by which it is applied to a cannon or mortar in adjusting the piece to the elevation for the desired range …   Useful english dictionary

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