Definition of howitzers

Definition of howitzers
  1. howitzers Noun Plural of howitzer
  2. howitzer Noun A cannon that combines certain characteristics of guns and mortars. The howitzer delivers projectiles with medium velocities, either by low or high trajectories. JP 1-02.
  3. howitzer Noun Normally a cannon with a tube length of 20 to 30 calibers; however, the tube length can exceed 30 calibers and still be considered a howitzer when the high angle fire zoning solution permits range overlap between charges. JP 1-02. See also gun; mortar.
  4. howitzer Noun (Sports) A powerfully hit shot. Rugby and Ice hockey.
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