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long tom

Syllabification: long tom

Definition of long tom in English:

noun

informal historical
1A large cannon with a long range.
2A trough for washing gold-bearing deposits.
Example sentences
  • On the diggings the miners were confronted with a strange new world of ‘bottoms’, ‘second bottoms’, and ‘false bottoms’, of ‘cradles’, ‘long toms’, and winzes’.

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