In a general sense, this signifies all sorts of great guns or cannon, together with all the apparatus and stores thereto belonging, which are not only taken into the field, but likewise to sieges, and made use of both to attack and defend fortified places.
Related term(s): None
Category: Siege Weapons and Artillery
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 32.