Definition of Hangfires
1. hangfire [n] - See also: hangfire
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hangfires
Literary usage of Hangfires
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elementary Naval Ordnance and Gunnery: Including Close-order Infantry by Hobart Cole Ramsey (1918)
"... AND hangfires — SAFETY ORDERS GOVERNING USE OF THE BATTERY THE various guns of the battery are served and fired as has already been described in detail ..."
2. Handbook of the 2.95-inch Mountain Gun Matériel and Pack Outfit ...: June 10 by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1916)
""Misfires" and "hangfires" are of exceedingly rare occurrence with this ammunition. In case of the failure of the cartridge to fire when the trigger is ..."
3. Handbook of the 3.8-inch Howitzer Matériel, Model of 1915: With Instructions by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1917)
"Misfires and hangfires are of rare occurrence. In case of the failure of a cartridge to fire when the trigger is pulled, the pull should be repeated without ..."
4. Handbook of the 6-inch Howitzer Matériel: Model of 1908 and 1908 MI with by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1917)
"The projectile weighs 1.7 pounds and contains a smoke-producing compound. MISFIRES AND hangfires. ..."
5. Handbook of the 8-inch Howitzer Matériel, Model of 1917...: With by United States Army. Ordnance Dept (1918)
"Misfires and hangfires are of rare occurrence. In case of the failure of the gun to fire when the percussion hammer is pulled, the pull should be repeated ..."
6. Naval Ordnance: A Text-book Prepared for the Use of the Midshipmen of the by Roland Irvin Curtin, Thomas Lee Johnson, United States Naval Academy (1915)
"As the salvo-latch is not disengaged automatically except upon the discharge and recoil of the gun, it gives warning of misfires or hangfires which might ..."