trench mortar

trench mortar

trench mortar ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a portable, muzzle-loaded mortar, usually having a smooth bore, fired at high angles of elevation to reach concealed enemy targets.

Origin of trench mortar First recorded in 1915–20 Examples from the Web for trench mortar Historical Examples of trench mortar

  • The Huns, unable to rush the position, were bringing up a trench-mortar.

    A Lively Bit of the Front

    Percy F. Westerman

  • The German who fired the trench-mortar had done better than he knew.

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson

  • That moment a brave German seized to fire a trench-mortar point-blank.

    A Company of Tanks

    W. H. L. Watson

  • We unearthed some remnants of trench-mortar ammunition-boxes.

    Fighting the Boche Underground

    Harry Davis Trounce

  • I was assisting at some trench-mortar tests which have lasted several days.

    A Blue Devil of France

    G. P. Capart

  • British Dictionary definitions for trench mortar trench mortar noun

    1. a portable mortar used in trench warfare to shoot projectiles at a high trajectory over a short range
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