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English definition of “howitzer”

howitzer

noun [C]     /ˈhaʊ.ɪt.sər/ US  /-sɚ/
a large gun which fires shells (= very large bullets) high into the air so that they drop onto the place at which they are aimedHandguns and riflesAiming and aimHand weapons
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