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long tom

noun, (usually initial capital letters)
1.
a towed 155mm field cannon produced by the U.S. throughout World War II.
2.
a long, heavy cannon formerly carried by small naval vessels.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35
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Examples for long tom
  • Many did limit their gold-washing tools to the smaller rocker rather than the larger long tom or sluice.
British Dictionary definitions for long tom

long tom

noun
1.
a long swivel cannon formerly used in naval warfare
2.
a long-range land gun
3.
an army slang name for cannon (sense 1)
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