Definition of trench mortar in English:

trench mortar

Syllabification: trench mor·tar


  • A light simple mortar designed to propel a bomb into enemy trenches.
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    • The sounds of fighting never abated; even the infrequent spells of calm were interrupted by the occasional bored firing of a rifle or a trench mortar or an Army machine gun.
    • We captured a trench mortar, a machine gun and some material.
    • The closest Wood got to combat was the inspection tour, during which a trench mortar exploded at the breach, slightly wounding him and killing several officers who stood nearby.

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