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six-pounder

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Definition of six-pounder in English:

noun

A gun discharging a shot that weighs six pounds.
Example sentences
  • Most British colonies were founded by free-booting English merchants or sailors, often armed with a dodgy royal warrant and six-pounders to point at the locals if they failed to appreciate the benefits of British rule.
  • Equipped with two twenty-one-inch torpedo tubes instead of a six-pounder cannon, the MTBs proved very effective at intercepting German convoys transiting off the Dutch and French coasts.
  • The submarine's small six-pounder gun could do little actual damage, but, once again, the psychological impact of the attack was great.

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