field piece

field piece

[′fēld ‚pēs]
(ordnance)
An artillery gun or howitzer mounted on a carriage, for use in the field.
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The vehicle was to be capable of crossing rough terrain at 5 mph, carrying a 3-ton load and towing an artillery field piece.
Installation view of David Rabinowitch, The Wide Field Piece, 1967 in the exhibition Heart of London, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1969.
Much smaller than the corn-cob-sized versions of yesteryear, this choke simply screws into the muzzle of your favorite field piece. With a twist of the wrist and a "click," you can transition from wide-open decoy-appropriate cylinder patterns to XX Full for reaching way out there on wary late-season birds.
The light field pieces used in the Napoleonic era could keep up with the infantry, but the typical Civil War field piece was a twelve-pounder, which was too heavy and cumbersome to be manhandled across rugged terrain.
Smith's phallic sculpture Field Piece (1968-72), and even Edvard Munch's classic femme-fatale lithograph Vampyr II (1895).
It is a derelict brown field piece of land already owned by Metnor, which is on the site of a former landfill.
In time, the officers of this regiment wore a button with an eagle standing on a field piece. Later, the eagle disappeared and the inscription USA&E, for U.S.
Graham employs a small mountain field piece to great effect and the dialog reflects knowledge of field artillery.
The British were decimated, mainly because they disregarded one of their own rules of battle: never rely on only one field piece. Their single cannon overheated and became unworkable.
Indeed, the smallest gun I think might deliver enough shock for a brachiosaur to notice would be a Civil War field piece loaded with solid shot.