Definition of Smoothbores

1. Noun. (plural of smoothbore) ¹

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Definition of Smoothbores

1. smoothbore [n] - See also: smoothbore

Lexicographical Neighbors of Smoothbores

smooth out
smooth over
smooth plane
smooth sailing
smooth snake
smooth snakes
smooth softshell
smooth strain
smooth sumac
smooth surface caries
smooth winterberry holly
smooth woodsia
smoothbores (current term)
smoothhound shark

Literary usage of Smoothbores

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Artillery Through the Ages: A Short Illustrated History of Cannon by Albert C. Manucy (1994)
"smoothbores OF THE LATER PERIOD From the guns of Queen Elizabeth's time came the 6-, 9-, 12-, 18-, 24-, 32-, and 42-pounder classifications adopted by ..."

2. David G. Farragut by John Randolph Spears (1905)
"There were sixteen 32-pounder smoothbores bearing on the channel, and that was a calibre ... It mounted three 10-inch and five 32-pounder smoothbores, ..."

3. Kashgaria, Eastern Or Chinese Turkistan: Historical and Geographical Sketch by Alekseĭ Nikolaevich Kuropatkin, Walter E. Gowan (1882)
"In point of numbers the percussion arms, both smoothbores Number of and rifles, occupied the next ... Percussion rifles or smoothbores of local manufacture. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1904)
"They were followed by the "Rodman'' guns, also smoothbores, which were superseded by the built-up wrought-iron and steel rifles, only when the demand for ..."

5. Artillery Through the Ages: A Short Illustrated History of Cannon by Albert C. Manucy (1994)
"Using 10 rifles and 26 smoothbores, Colonel Gillmore breached the ... But strangely enough, neither rifles nor smoothbores could destroy earthworks. ..."

6. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"About 8 rifled guns and 19 smoothbores were dismounted or disabled and 4 and i ... As many as twenty-eight rifled guns and 140 smoothbores would have opened ..."

7. The Defense of Charleston Harbor: Including Fort Sumter and the Adjacent by John Johnson (1890)
"—This well-built earthwork, mounting eight gnus, of which one 10-inch and one 8-inch, smoothbores, were the heaviest, was engaged for eight hours by three ..."

8. A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens, Allan Ferguson Westcott (1920)
"At Charleston, April 7, 1863, the ironclads faced a cross-fire from several forts, 47 smoothbores and 17 rifles against 29 smoothbores and 4 rifles in the ..."

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