Hotchkiss gun

Hotchkiss gun

Hotch"kiss gun\[After Benjamin B. Hotchkiss (1826-85), American inventor.] A built-up, rifled, rapid-fire gun of oil-tempered steel, having a rectangular breechblock which moves horizontally or vertically in a mortise cut completely through the jacket. It is made in France.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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