Fieldpiece

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fieldpiece A cannon mounted on wheels, for the use of a marching army; a piece of field artillery; -- called also field gun.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fieldpiece Same as field-gun.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fieldpiece a cannon or piece of artillery used in the field of battle
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feld; cf. Dut. veld, the open country, Ger. feld.

Usage

In literature:

They artfully caused an old brass fieldpiece to be left on a wharf near the scene of our late operations.
"The Story of a Bad Boy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Meanwhile, the fellow who was driving the mules attached to the fieldpiece, turned his head, and saw what was going on.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
Bart made out a long fuse trailing three feet or more over the side of the old fieldpiece.
"Bart Stirling's Road to Success" by Allen Chapman
He referred to an ancient fieldpiece located on the front lawn of the school.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
I did not see any fieldpieces or machine guns.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
But the French artillery knew their light fieldpieces as thoroughly as the Germans were masters of the heavy guns.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
For miles to the right and left the woods were crackling with musketry, interspersed with the booming of fieldpieces.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
From my ambush I could see the two fieldpieces which commanded the road, and beside which the artillerymen stood in patient attention.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
On the rising ground to the rear of this house were some of Lord Percy's fieldpieces.
"Harper's Round Table, October 22, 1895" by Various
Guns had been fired from this quarter and that, German cannon or French, ordnance or fieldpiece.
"Six Women and the Invasion" by Gabrielle Yerta
It was a real gun, looked like a six-inch fieldpiece, but fired projectiles of mud by steam instead of powder.
"Steel" by Charles Rumford Walker
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In news:

1) Our fieldpiece looks and functions like many of the more expensive manufactured crossbows .
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