cannon powder


cannon powder
орудийный порох

English-Russian arms dictionary. 2013.

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  • Cannon operation — required specialised crew and gunners, who were first enlisted by the Spanish in the 14th century.Hoffmeyer, p. 217.] The nature of cannon operation often depended on the size of the cannon and whether they were breech loading or muzzle loading.… …   Wikipedia

  • Cannon fodder — is an informal term for military personnel who are regarded or treated as expendable in the face of enemy fire. The term is generally used in situations where soldiers are forced to deliberately fight against hopeless odds (with the foreknowledge …   Wikipedia

  • cannon — c.1400, tube for projectiles, from O.Fr. canon (14c.), from It. cannone large tube, augmentive of L. canna reed, tube (see CANE (Cf. cane)). Cannon fodder (1891) translates Ger. kanonenfutter (Cf. Shakespeare s food for powder in I Hen. IV ).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cannon — A cannon is a type of artillery, usually large and tubular, that uses gunpowder or other explosive based propellants to launch a projectile over a distance. Cannon vary in caliber, range, mobility, rate of fire, angle of fire, and firepower;… …   Wikipedia

  • Powder Alarm — The Powder Alarm was a massive popular reaction to a raid by British soldiers under the command of General Thomas Gage, royal governor of Massachusetts, soon before the American Revolutionary War. On September 1 1774, British soldiers confiscated …   Wikipedia

  • cannon — /kan euhn/, n., pl. cannons, (esp. collectively) cannon, v. n. 1. a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; a gun, howitzer, or mortar. 2. Brit. Mach. quill (def. 10). 3. Armor. a cylindrical or semicylindrical piece of plate armor for the… …   Universalium

  • Powder Springs, Georgia — Infobox Settlement official name = Powder Springs, Georgia other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = City motto = imagesize = image caption = flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size = image blank emblem = blank… …   Wikipedia

  • Cannon — /kan euhn/, n. 1. Annie Jump /jump/, 1863 1941, U.S. astronomer. 2. Joseph Gurney /gerr nee/, ( Uncle Joe ), 1836 1926, U.S. politician and legislator. * * * Long range artillery piece, as distinguished from other big guns such as the howitzer or …   Universalium

  • cannon — Gun Gun (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.] 1. A weapon which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smokeless powder — is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery which produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the older gunpowder (black powder) which they replaced. The basis of the term smokeless is that the combustion products… …   Wikipedia

  • English cannon — The first recorded usage of cannon in Great Britain was in 1327, when they were used in battle by the English against the Scots. Under the Tudors, the first forts featuring cannon batteries were built, while cannon were first used by the Tudor… …   Wikipedia


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