Definition of minute gun in English:

minute gun

Syllabification: mi·nute gun


A gun fired at intervals of a minute, especially at a funeral.
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  • A coffin with the word “LIBERTY” in capital letters engraved upon it, was borne to the cemetery on the shoulders of eight men, while the minute gun was fired.
  • The army death reveille, the minute gun, the tolling of bells for the dead, the tocsin, etc., all have their roots in the attributes assigned to the primitive drum.

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