Long Tom
noun Etymology: from the name Tom Date: 1832 1. a large land gun having a long range 2. a trough for washing gold-bearing earth

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  • Long Tom — may refer to: * the Long Tom River in Oregon * Long Tom, a tool used in gold prospecting * Long Tom (rocket), an Australian sounding rocket * Long Tom is a generic name [http://www.mindspring.com/ nixnox/beavers.html] for some early cannon and… …   Wikipedia

  • long-tom — «LNG TOM, LONG », noun. Australian. a needlefish (def. 1). long tom, a cradle for washing gold. Long Tom, 1. any large cannon having a long range. 2. a large, long range gun carried on the deck of small warships …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long tom — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long Tom — Características Funcionalidad Cohete sonda Fabricante WRE País de origen  Australia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Long-tom — (engl.), Apparat zur Goldwäsche, s. Gold, S. 83 …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • long tom — /ˈlɒŋ tɒm/ (say long tom) noun 1. (plural long tom or long toms) any of various elongate Australian marine and estuarine fishes of the family Belonidae resembling garfish but with both jaws produced as a long pointed snout; needlefish. 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • long tom — (usually caps.) 1. a towed 155mm field cannon produced by the U.S. throughout World War II. 2. a long, heavy cannon formerly carried by small naval vessels. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • long tom — noun a long swivel cannon formerly used by the navy • Hypernyms: ↑cannon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Long Tom — Thomas Jeff e rson third President of the United States …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • long tom — (Army slang) cannon …   English contemporary dictionary

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