Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Dutch
Origin: houwitser, from Czech houfnice 'weapon for throwing large rocks'

howitzer

noun
     
Related topics: Weapons
how‧it‧zer [countable]
PMW a heavy gun that fires shells high into the air

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary