Meaning of MORTAR in English

MORTAR

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ heavy

They could not move their heavy ~s over the swampy ground.

VERB + MORTAR

▪ be armed with , have

Their troops were armed with ~s and machine guns.

▪ fire

MORTAR + VERB

▪ burst , explode

The occasional ~ burst near our truck.

▪ land

▪ hit sth

MORTAR + NOUN

▪ attack , fire

We were under constant ~ fire.

▪ bomb , shell

hit by a ~ shell

▪ round

▪ platoon

▪ carrier

Mortar is used before these nouns: ↑ attack , ↑ barrage , ↑ bomb , ↑ fire , ↑ mix , ↑ round , ↑ shell

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