field artillery
noun Date: 1644 artillery other than antiaircraft artillery used with armies in the field

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  • Field artillery — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • field artillery — n. movable artillery capable of accompanying an army into battle …   English World dictionary

  • Field artillery — [ Union Army gun squad at drill, c. 1860.] Field artillery is a category of mobile artillery used to support armies in the field. These weapons are specialized for mobility and tactical efficiency, and not for long range nor sheer destructive… …   Wikipedia

  • field artillery — noun movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front line troops) • Syn: ↑field gun • Hypernyms: ↑artillery, ↑heavy weapon, ↑gun, ↑ordnance * * * noun : artillery o …   Useful english dictionary

  • field artillery — lauko artilerija statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bendrųjų pajėgų vienetų dalis. Lauko artilerija skirstoma į ↑armijos, ↑korpuso, ↑divizijos, ↑brigados (pulko) ir ↑bataliono artileriją. Iš armijos, korpuso, divizijos ir brigados (pulko)… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • field artillery — artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field. [1635 45] * * *       any large calibre, crew operated, mounted firearm designed for easy movement in the field. See artillery. * * * …   Universalium

  • field artillery — field′ artil lery n. mil artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • field artillery — noun The part of an armys artillery which consists of (light) fieldpieces (canons, howitzers) which are mobile enough to deploy on the (battle) field, as opposed to the fixed guns in fortifications or naval artillery; usually excludes… …   Wiktionary

  • field artillery — /ˈfild atɪləri/ (say feeld ahtiluhree) noun artillery mobile enough to accompany troops in the field …   Australian English dictionary

  • field artillery — greater than 210mm. Also called FA. See also direct support artillery; general support artillery …   Military dictionary

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