trench mortar

  1. a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range
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  • For example, his five divisions had only 118 guns each - a third of the standard number; there was an almost total lack of howitzers, trench mortars, grenades and high explosive ammunition.
  • Almost every afternoon, about 4-30 p.m., the usual trench mortar "strafe" would commence, and would last for an hour or so. The Story of the "9th King's" in France
  • But after mining has been in progress for some time, and various craters have been blown and sapped out to, and after trench mortars have "strafed" consistently for many months and torn the original surface of the ground to pieces, the actual position of the trenches themselves becomes haphazard. No Man's Land
  • One night was marked by a very intense "strafe" for a short time with rifle grenades and trench mortars. The Story of the 6th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry France, April 1915-November 1918
  • Some days we would "strafe" him with trench mortars; on others we would give him a touch of our artillery. Over the top with the 25th Chronicle of events at Vimy Ridge and Courcellette
  • Furthermore, the infantry acquired more of its own firepower - principally through light machine guns and grenades but also through the use of flame-throwers and mobile trench mortars.
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