Meaning of MORTAR in English

MORTAR

A muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon with either a rifled or smooth bore. It usually has a shorter range than a howitzer, employs a higher angle of fire, and has a tube with a length of 10 to 20 calibers. See also gun; howitzer.

DOD English dictionary of military terms.      Английский словарь военных терминов DOD.