Limber chest

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Limber chest (Mil) a box on the limber for carrying ammunition.
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Usage

In literature:

Our trenches were a little below the top of the hill, with the limber chests exposed, being higher than the works.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
Jimmy Nutts was disabled while dismounting from a limber-chest.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
Ammunition wagons were going up, and the artillerymen were filling their limber chests.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Instantly a deep flush overspread her face, and, dismounting from the limber-chest, she approached and addressed him.
"The Master of Warlock" by George Cary Eggleston
A hot shot struck the limber chest, and a volcano of fire and smoke, accompanied by a terrific explosion, gushed up.
"In Hostile Red" by Joseph Altsheler
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