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minute gun

[min-it] /ˈmɪn ɪt/
noun
1.
a cannon fired at intervals of a minute, especially as a signal of distress or in a military funeral ceremony.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for minute gun

minute gun

/ˈmɪnɪt/
noun
1.
a gun fired at one-minute intervals as a sign of distress or mourning
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