What is mortar?

  • (noun): A muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.
    Synonyms: howitzer, trench mortar
    See also — Additional definitions below

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List Of Weapons Of The Japanese Empire During World War II - Artillery - Infantry Mortars
... Type 70 ... mm Infantry Mortar Type 90 ... mm Infantry Mortar Type 150 ... mm Infantry Mortar Type 81 ... mm Infantry Mortar Type 90 ... mm Infantry Mortar Type 150 ... mm Infantry Mortar ...
Sal Guarriello - Military Service
... During a heavy mortar and machine gun battle, a soldier from Guarriello’s company lost his leg from a mortar explosion ... medical attention to the wounded soldier, a mortar exploded behind Guarriello piercing him with shrapnel in his left arm and upper back ...
Mortar
... Mortar has several meanings Mortar (weapon), an indirect-fire artillery piece that fires shells at a much-lower velocity and higher ballistic arc than other artillery Mortar (firestop), a hydraulic ...
Lithuanian Army Equipment - Artillery
... Quantity Notes Self-propelled artillery M1064 Mortar carrier PzMrs 42 (as of 2008) Mortar carriers with Tampella 120 mm mortars and 63 rounds ... Heavy mortars 2B11 Mortar 120 mm caliber 20 (as of 2008) 20 items were transferred from Bulgaria in 1999 ... M1982 Mortar 120 mm caliber 24 (as of 2008) M38/43 Mortar 120 mm caliber 11 (as of 2008) M/41D Mortar 120 mm caliber 12 (as of 2008) Light mortars M19 Mortar 60 mm caliber LM-60 Mortar 60 mm caliber M60 ...
List Of Weapons Of The Japanese Empire During World War II - Artillery - Heavy Mortars & Rocket Launchers
15cm Mortar Type 27 ... cm Heavy Mortar Type 32 ... cm Spigot Mortar Type 20 ... cm Rocket Launcher Type 40 ... cm Rocket Launcher Type 5 Mortar Launcher "To ...

More definitions of "mortar":

  • (noun): A bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle.
  • (verb): Plaster with mortar.
    Example: "Mortar the wall"
  • (noun): Used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall.

Famous quotes containing the word mortar:

    For the first time I’m content to see
    What poor mortar and bricks
    I have to build with, knowing that I can
    Never in seventy years be more a man
    Than now a sack of meal upon two sticks.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)