Definition of Minute gun
1. Noun. (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral).
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
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Literary usage of Minute gun
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1. Peking and the Pekingese During the First Year of the British Embassy at Peking by David Field Rennie (1865)
"... drill- sergeant abroad—The minute-gun on the Pei-ho—The Tien-tsin Militia at ball-practice—Suggestions for the defence of Tien-tsin —Further information ..."
2. Northumberland, and the Border by Walter White (1859)
"... Landlord and Fisherman—More Caution—Bamborough—The Ten-minute Gun —King Ida's Castle—Taken and Retaken—A Charitable Bishop— Ready with Food, Schooling, ..."
3. Natural-history Plays, Dialogues, and Recitations for School Exhibitions by Louisa Parsons Stone Hopkins (1885)
"THE minute gun. The minute gun breaks on the air; Not from yon fortress lone and bare, ... Brave minute gun! O minute gun ! thy throbbing prayer Bespeaks a ..."
4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Repeated every minute : as, a minute gun.— 2. Made in a minute or a very short time: as, a minute pudding; ... minute gun, one of a series of ..."
5. A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets by William Cullen Bryant (1874)
"THE MINUTE-GUN. From thoughts of danger free, He marks some vessel's dusky form, And hears, amid the howling storm, EN in the storm on Albion's coast, ..."