Definition of trench mortar in English:

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trench mortar

noun

A light simple mortar designed to propel a bomb into enemy trenches.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: trench mor·tar

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