artillery train


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

artillery train

[är′til·ə·rē ‚trān]
(ordnance)
A number of pieces of ordnance mounted on traveling carriages.
References in periodicals archive ?
If the book lags anywhere it is in paying sufficient attention to the means of creating and maintaining an artillery train of the sort which served the Valois kings of France so well in the last stages of the Hundred Years' War.
1) (a) Dragoons were mounted infantry (they rode into battle then fought on foot), (b) Fusiliers were guards for the artillery train (armed with short rifles or fusils), (c) Commandos were Boer irregulars, usually mounted.
It was by his will that these two great armies now confronted each other, the Scots artillery train, one of the most formidable in Europe about to begin the battle.