Definition of Minute gun

1. Noun. (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral).

Generic synonyms: Gun
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minute Gun

minus-plus sign
minus-plus signs
minus-strand nucleic acid
minus lens
minus sign
minus signs
minus strand
minute book
minute gun (current term)
minute hand
minute hands
minute mutant
minute of angle
minute of arc
minute output
minute repeater
minute steak
minute volume

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, ..."

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