Definition of long tom in English:

long tom

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noun

informal , • historical
  • 1A large cannon with a long range.
  • 2A trough for washing gold-bearing deposits.
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    • 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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