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:
1825–35

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long tom
 
n
1.  a long swivel cannon formerly used in naval warfare
2.  a long-range land gun
3.  an army slang name for cannon

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Many did limit their gold-washing tools to the smaller rocker rather than the larger long tom or sluice.
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