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Wire-wound gun

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wire-wound gun (Ordnance) A gun in the construction of which an inner tube (either entire or in segments) is wound with wire under tension to insure greater soundness and uniformity of resistance. In modern construction hoops and jackets are shrunk on over the wire.
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Usage

In literature:

Are you going to have a wire-wound gun?
"Tom Swift and his Giant Cannon" by Victor Appleton
He had been wounded when out with a wiring party which scattered under machine-gun fire.
"On the King's Service" by Innes Logan
On a 12-inch gun there is wound some 117 miles of this wire!
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
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