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field battery

a small unit of usually four field guns
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  • For a long time nothing happened, but eventually a German field battery fired several rapid salvoes of shells enfilading the road.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • Thirty gunners of a British field battery had just been killed or wounded.

    Lest We Forget John Gilbert Thompson
  • Benito ordered five gatling guns to silence the field battery, and prevent, if possible, the landing of the insurgent cavalry.

  • David McCrae had raised, and trained, a field battery in Guelph, and brought it overseas.

  • A field battery I shall take for service with the army; but the heavy metal must be collected and left here for the present.

  • The 10th field battery had been left in rear in case the guns might stick in the narrow roads near Thana village.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Eighty yards away, and perhaps twenty feet above us, the 32nd field battery was in action.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • The English replied with the assistance of a troop of horse Russian success artillery and of a field battery.

  • Once they also saw a field battery of glistening guns disappearing up a steep road that led to the south.

  • The 7th field battery did all that was possible to support the advance and cover the retirement.

    The Great Boer War Arthur Conan Doyle

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