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Definition of howitzer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

howitzer

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊɪtsə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊɪtsər//
 
 
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a heavy gun that fires shells high into the air for a short distance Word Origin late 17th cent.: from Dutch houwitser, from German Haubitze, from Czech houfnice ‘catapult’.
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