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Definition of siege gun in English:

noun

A heavy gun used in attacking a place under siege.
Example sentences
  • Joe and Liam witnessed the firing of the medieval siege gun, at one o'clock.
  • They were no match for Cromwell's 12,000-strong army and heavy siege guns.
  • On May 27, 1863 Confederate forces had twenty siege guns and thirty pieces of artillery, a major threat to the Union warships.

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